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Las Cruces New Mexico USA 1950 stock footage and images

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V-2 rocket moves on loading freight car during 'Operation Sandy' in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

V-2 rocket move on loading freight car during 'Operation Sandy' in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Men move around tracks. A loading freight car near them. Men fix V-2 rocket on the car. A loading freight car carries a V-2 rocket. It follows an army vehicle. It moves on road passing through town of Las Cruces. A sign board of 'Coca-Cola' appears. The car arrives at a place. A box car nears a truck. A crane lifts a V-2 rocket. The rocket is placed on a truck over the mounting racks. Men fasten the holds of the racks to secure the rocket.

Date: 1950, August 7
Duration: 2 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Places in New Mexico, familiar to Ernie Pyle

Views of Ernie Pyle’s familiar places in New Mexico. Opening shot shows a man stepping from the porch of Ernie Pyle’s house, with great expanse of landscape in the background. A car driving along a quiet mountain road. People picnicking at a roadside table. Views of mountains and sky and a man leading a horse walking slowly up a sandy hillside. Horse-drawn wagon in the Pueblo of Isleta. A farmer plowing a field with a team of horses. Pueblo women placing rugs on a line and baking bread in an ancient clay outdoor oven. Pueblo residents celebrating Corpus Christi Day. They walk slowly carrying banners and flags. The local Priest says prayers for American soldiers away in World War 2. Inside the church, a Pueblo mother lights candles for her son, overseas, against a backdrop of stars representing each local man away in the war. Car is seen driving across a low bridge over the Rio Grande River. It drives slowly into the town of Sandoval, where a man leads a cow across the road in front of the car. Farmers cultivating rows of crops by hand. A woman sings accompanied by a guitar. A sheep ranch where shepherds on horseback move a flock. Sheep being herded into pens. View of sheep being sheared by team of men. Wool being piled into a truck. Mailman delivering mail to a country mailbox on a street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two girls in jeans walking in town. A girl comes out of a building and embraces a young soldier in uniform, who was waiting for her. Pedestrians on the sidewalks in the commercial district. Women with cut roses; playing cards; baking a cake; and cutting a lawn with a manual reel mower. A wedding party walking along the sidewalk. Two girls reading. People in various settings reading the Albuquerque Tribune (or the Journal) newspaper. Movie houses that show films in Spanish and English. Students walking on the grounds of the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. More views of ordinary people in towns. Sheriff Harold Hubbell of Bernalillo County, who served with the 200 Coast Artillery on Bataan, in 1942, is seen mailing a letter. Former Governor, Clyde Tingley, now Mayor of Albuquerque, comes down steps of a building. A Navajo indian reading a newspaper. A rancher rolling his own cigarette. A young Spanish American man (Muchacho). Pretty girl (Muchacha) rides a bike. A Navajo man followed by his family. Sign reading “Bataan Relief” announcing a talk by a Bataan veteran of World War 2. View of the speaker, in uniform, speaking to a group of mostly women. (Narrator states they lost a whole National Guard Regiment to the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.) Another glimpse of students at the State University. Another repeat glimpse of Pueblo women baking bread in outdoor oven. Views of girls and women. Various Views of Ernie Pyle with American troops overseas during the war.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from famous sites and cities in America in mid 1960's; focus on various wheeled vehicles.

Children lean out windows of railroad train climbing hill at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as men make adjustments on track bed while the train approaches at slow speed. People outside Binion's Horseshoe casino and hotel in Las Vegas with neon lights flashing and illuminating a woman crossing the street. View of people walking on city streets, town streets, and inside buildings in America in mid 1960's, including views of various late 1950's through mid 1960's cars on roads. View of Belmar Hotel in New Jersey. Families on vacations hiking on ridge tops and beside large canyons; possibly Grand Canyon. Three young boys, shirtless, walking along a wooden fence on a large western ranch. Three women in bathing suits walking on sand of a beach. Heap of waste old 1940's and 1950's cars stacked up. A family with women and children walking along a city street. A line of boys with backpacks, possibly boy scouts, walking along a trail in the woods. Air Force Academy cadets marching on grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Pedestrians crossing busy city streets and cars on city streets in American cities. Boy pulls a girl seated in a red wagon along a suburban sidewalk. Man crosses city street with garment wagon as a vendor pushes his food truck along the street. Man pushes a cart stacked high with cardboard boxes. Men on golf course wheel golf bags near the green. Man wheels gas tank along a seashore area. Post office mail carrier wheels mail bag on sidewalk of neighborhood. Women pushing babies in strollers and scenes along a street market

Date: 1965
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ernie Pyle reports in newspaper about why he likes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper column by Ernie Pyle, called "The ROVING REPORTER." In it Pyle mentions many places he could live, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Key West, California, and Honolulu. Images of these places are shown. Farmers loading hay in the Northwest; A church in New England; A paddle wheeler ship on the Mississippi River; A seaplane coming in to land on the water at Key West, Florida; Aerial glimpse of Golden Gate Bridge; the Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu. But Pyle chose to live in Albuquerque New Mexico. View of a passenger train arriving at station in Albuquerque. The street and house where Ernie Pyle lived A woman on the porch of the house petting Pyle's dog Cheetah. Inside the house are views of his study, books, and photographic memorabilia. View of Pyle with American soldiers in World War 2. American troops marching in war zone. Troops trying to keep warm in snowy conditions, and advancing in street fighting and other places, firing at hidden enemies Scene shifts back to Pyle’s study at home and focuses on a map of New Mexico. Glimpse of Santa Fe and its Capitol building, and its old Palace of the Governors. Persons on horseback riding in the town of Taos, and views of its Pueblo village. Gravestone of famous Frontier Scout, Kit Carson. Coal being moved in open rail cars from a mine in New Mexico. Street scene in Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute with cadets marching in a field. View of Silver City, and of various metal ores being mined. Carlsbad Caverns, seen with visitors on a walkway in front of a huge opening and views inside the caverns where visiting children are singing the hymn, Rock of Ages. Views, back again to Ernie Pyle’s home, its study and living room, with his dog Cheetah sitting on one of the chairs.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New York City scenes around 1950 and views of the Burlington Mills operations in North Carolina, USA.

Documentary titled 'Woven into the life of America', on manufacture of various types of garments by the Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. View of the Statue of Liberty and of New York City Manhattan Island skyline from the New York Harbor. A boat underway at harbor. Aerial view of tall buildings and skyscrapers of New York City. Streets of busy New York City, with pedestrians in 1950s fashions walking on sidewalks of New York City, and some shopping. Trendy clothes are displayed in a shop's window. A model wearing a night gown. A bride being dressed. A receptionist at the reception counter of the Burlington Mills. Employees at work on loom machines.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cowboys parade and display rodeo feats on the ground in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Cowboys on horses gather on a street outside a building in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Vehicles parked outside the building. Trees in the background. People watch them. Cowboys parade in the ground. Spectators watch them. Cowboys on horses stand in a line on the ground. They display rodeo feats in which they do bronco riding. Cowboys compete in a running race on foot. Cowboys dancing together, some in pairs and some by themselves.

Date: 1926
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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