Presbyterian mission work in the southern appalachian mountain region of Madison County, west of Ashville, North Carolina. Man attaches a skid cart to a horse. A woman climbs in the skid. Man inspects dilapidated buildings. Group of men work at rebuilding and restoring the buildings. One man adjusting a door handle or lock, another man cutting wood with a saw. Storefront of Allanstand Cottage Industries at 16 College Street, Ashville, North Carolina, originally founded by Frances Goodrich. Sign "Allanstand" over the entrance way and the words "Blue Ridge" seen above that. Sign in a window under an awning, "Allanstand - Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild" (which later became the Southern Highland Craft Guild). 1930s era car parked out front of the shop. Pedestrians pass by on the sidewalk in front of the Allanstand Craft Shop. Bearded man rebuilding a stone post beside a driveway or road, with a farm and cows in the background. Another man in business clothing looks on.
Young men and women at an Appalachian industrial school or training school gather around an evergreen tree with a teacher and examine it. One of the school buildings in the background. School students walking on a road near school playground facilities. Children playing basketball in the background. Children cross a wooden bridge and proceed up a hillside path to reach a school building atop a hill. Possibly a facility of the Appalachian Industrial School or the Penland School of Handicrafts which provided skills and training to Appalachian Mountain children.
Man rides horse on dirt road in the southern Appalchian Mountains of western North Carolina or eastern Tennessee. 1930s era car drives past. Group of men working at a slate quarry. Using large sledge hammers, they hammer wedges into crevices and pry up large pieces of slate. A man puts a piece of slate into position for a building project.
Delegates of The Pan American Highway Commission visit Chimney Rock Park in Rutherford County's Chimney Rock, North Carolina. View of commission cars and buses on winding mountain road approaching the park. Commission delegates seen climbing the wooden, terraced stairways to the top of the 315 foot Chimney Rock granite monolith. View of the Broad River from atop Chimney Rock, before the dam was built on it by the Morse family of Carolina Mountain Power Company to create Lake Lure. Views of the valleys and mountains near Chimney Rock.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
President Eisenhower visits Charlotte to celebrate "Freedom Day" commemorating the signing of Mecklenburg County's Declaration of Independence; President Eisenhower gets down from an airplane and is greeted by the Governor of the state and other dignitaries. President meets people at the airbase and shakes hands with him. Soldier salutes him. President talks to the dignitaries as they make their way across a stream. Many people gathered to celebrate the "Freedom Day". President sits eats along with other dignitaries at the Freedom Shrine. He sits in the car and many people stand with placards and boards, with welcome notes written on them to greet him.