View of Morris Dam in Pine Canyon, California. Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover arrives at the dam. Heads of Pasadena water department greet him. President Hoover unveils the Morris Dam inscription tablet.
Missile development and build up facilities at Vandenberg Aerospace Air Force base in California, United States. Atlas Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on a launch pad at the air base. Airmen around the Atlas missile. Shrouded Atlas missile on a trailer as it drives past a sign that reads ' Vandenberg Air Force Base, Pine Canyon gate ¼ mile ' . Atlas checkout building as airmen work on the missile. Thor intermediate range ballistic missile raised on an a launch pad. Officers talk on the launch pad of Thor missile. U.S. and British RAF airmen work around the missile. Atlas missile on the launch pad. Thor Agena missile being launched. Scene shifts to explosion of Hydrogen bomb in test at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, in 1952.
Strategic Air Command launches its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from new facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Shrouded Atlas missile on trailer enters the Pine Canyon Gate of Vandenberg AFB. Trailer being backed into the MAB building. Electronic checkout of Atlas being carried out by computerized equipment at the MAB building. Atlas on launch pad. USAF airmen and officers at controls and consoles at SAC (Strategic Air Command) headquarters and Vandenberg air base. The order to perform a test launch is issued by SAC headquarters and received by the launch control officers at Vandenberg AFB. The Atlas missile is successfully launched.
Forest fire in Arroyo Seco Canyon, California. Group of people extinguish fire by throwing mud on it. Blazing fire as smoke rising. Houses and trees on fire. Doctors and nurses give first aid to wounded men. They bandage the patient.
View of pine forest in California. People of California consider their forest 'inexhaustible'. The lumber industry has grown. Two bulls pull tree logs. The lumber industry of America employs 30000 people and annually produces wood products of $75,000,000. Wood processing mill, in middle of a pine forest.
Natural wealth of Arizona is shown. Canyon and desert with huge sonoran cactus in Arizona are seen. Mining operations with digger loading rail cars. Huge explosion from dynamite blasting in a mine. Men examine ancient petrified wood trees. Logging, timber, and lumber operations: Two workers operate a two man manual saw and cut a large Ponderosa Pine tree into sections. Dry desert area shown, and then contrasted with irrigated lands as men package harvested carrots. Oranges shown up close growing on citrus orange trees. Mountain peaks shown covered with snow. Two young boys in cowboy clothing sit on a fence and smile. Cowboys graze their cattle animals. Cowboy crosses a field on horseback silhouetted by a bright sunny sky background. City buildings and automobile traffic on the roads of an Arizona city contrasts with rural native American tribal life. An indian woman stands with a baby outside of a traditional hut build with mud and logs. An orange and silver colored (then) modern locomotive races toward the camera position and passes by showing various train cars. Reenanctor playing part dressed as a Spanish conquistador. Spanish mission San Jose de Tumacacori is shown -- a historical monument of Arizona. A man prospecting walks amid rocks with his burro. He picks up a rock and hits on it with a hammer or chisel. Camera shows a vulture flying ominously overhead with a bright blue sky behind. A rattlesnake slithers across the desert ground. Bones of a dead human lying on desert floor. Sign for Tombstone Arizona, and actors portray residents of Tombstone, talking on town streets and fighting cowboys in a pistol firefight. A cowboy (actor) falls, show under a covered wagon. Views of gate at Boothill Graveyard with tombstones. Cross bearing text "Alfred Cantrell. Shot 1881." Another says "Ernest Brodines. Murdered 1882." And a third "M.E. Kellogg. 1882. Died natural death." Next grave crosses are: "Holderman Brothers. Hanged" also "Dan Kelly - hanged" and others.