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.
Credits for the documentary titled 'Creative Hands' about mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. Background info about earlier handicrafts as an important part of civilization. A farmer weaves, sculpts a swan, whittle in clay. Scene change to New York City and busy areas of Manhattan, with people outside the Rockefeller Center in New York watching ice skaters. Women do window shopping. People enter Radio City Music Hall. Scene change again to farming areas in the mountains of southwest North Carolina. Animated map of United States. Wide views of farmland and a house in Brasstown North Carolina. Men cut a tree for lumber using a two man saw. Teacher at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown helps farmer to develop creative ideas using local materials. A sign reads "John C Campbell Folk School Handcrafts." Farmers walk with their materials and are seen seated at a table of the school showing some of their handicrafts. They are taught creative ideas by the teacher.
Launch of Wright plane in North Carolina on 17 December 1903 and in Virginia on 09 September 1908, United States. Wibur Wright places wheels beneath wing on Kill devil hill, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States. Wright plane takes its first flight after launch. Flight of plane in France. Two men pull props through on the Wright aircraft. Frenchmen stand and watch Wilbur Wright who makes adjustment on aircraft engine. Launching tower at right. Wright plane launches by catapult in France. Civilians and officers attend the air show. Wright plane passes overhead. Flight of Wright plane in United States. Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm sits on control section of the plane. Wright plane launches by catapult launch track at Fort Myers in Virginia on 09 September 1908. Plane in flight at Fort Myers. Spectators watch the plane. Army personnel move the Wright plane across open terrain they remove hangar doors from storage building. Army personnel grouped around the Wright aircraft. President Taft stand along the spectators. President Taft walk through spectators.
The 40th Anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight in the United States. Conference members grouped in front of the Wright House. Orville Wright surrounded by a group. The group enters a building. Aviator Orville Wright, General Quincy Gillmore and U.S. Army Colonel Edward Andrew Deeds with others enter an aircraft. The aircraft taxis for a take off. Delegates in a group in Washington. Orville Wright in whose honor the conference was held. United States President John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. and United States Secretary of Commerce William Fairfield Whiting present. The group at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Orville Wright removes a cover from a stone memorial. Pigeons are released. A plaque commemorating the first successful flight of an airplane.
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) during ceremonial cross burning in North Carolina, United States. Members of Ku Klux Klan wearing robes and masks carry burning torch sticks as they move around in a circle. A huge cross on fire during the cross burning ceremony.
United States Army Special Forces return to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. United States Army soldiers and a band lined up as they hold American flags at Pope Air Force Base. Families wait for the return of United States Army Special Forces. A sign reads ' United States Air Force Pope Air Force Base'. A United States C-123 aircraft taxis after landing. Soldiers of the special forces get off the aircraft as they return after an attempted rescue of American prisoners of war from a camp near Hanoi, North Vietnam. The family members greet the soldiers. Photographers take pictures. An officer of the special forces speaks into a microphone.