View of a geothermal plant in Northern California. Steam rises from valley. Engineers work in geothermal power plant. View of the geothermal wells. Diagram depicts formation of steam by magma, which is taken out with the help of a pipe. The steam runs through insulated steel pipes. Steam hits the blades of turbine inside the geothermal plant that generates electricity. Engineer checks pressure level.
USS Ranger underway in San Francisco Bay in northern California, United States. Starboard bow view of USS Ranger underway toward the elevator pier. Several small craft trailing behind off the starboard side. The stern view of the ship. Oakland Bay Bridge in the far background. Buildings of San Francisco in the background. Tugs spray water as a welcome to the ship. A shoreline in the background.
USS Ranger underway in San Francisco Bay in northern California, United States. Alcatraz Island in the background. Port beam view of the ship underway with San Francisco framed in the background showing the city skyline. Port bow view of the ship passing under Oakland Bay Bridge.
Operations New Life - Operation New Arrival in the United States. Red Cross ambulance as a helicopter hovers over airfield at Harrisburg International Airport. Two military policemen stand in the foreground. License plate on the car of the Governor of Pennsylvania. Northern Lebanon high school band. Spectators seated in chairs and as the band plays. Northern Lebanon written on the drum.
Scene opens with music playing and a large sign displayed reading: "2:oo AM, Band, Forks of Salmon Fire Camp." (Forks of Salmon is an unincorporated community of Siskiyou County in northern California, USA.) A band (named 2:00 AM) is playing and several people are dancing. Announcer states that the band members lost their home in the (still uncontained) fire, last Monday (August 31, 1987). A firefighter member of a Rocky Mountain team from Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota, wearing yellow shirt and red cap, expresses appreciation for welcome by Californians.
Mix of period footage circa 1910, retrospective interviews in 1975, and some still images. European immigration in bad travel conditions to America. View from rail on deck of a ship in heavy seas. An elderly European immigrant recalls his experiences of the journey on ship to America. Ship in Atlantic Ocean. Picture of European immigrants on ship deck. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Early 1900s period footage of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and disembarking from ship, then walking with luggage for processing at Ellis Island. Some immigrants peer across New York Harbor at the skyline of New York city. Scene change to 1975 and views of interiors of a no longer used building in Ellis Island. Names of persons carved on walls. A man shares his experience as an immigrant passing through Ellis Island, and then as an immigration inspector reviewing new immigrants as they arrived.