A large crowd gathers at a station in Pueblo, Colorado to welcome President Roosevelt during his visit to the state. Aerial view of the train passing through the Royal Gorge. Roosevelt looks at the Gorge.
The Gildner or Giltner family of Pueblo Colorado looks at a massive leopard skin rug, constructed from the skins of 48 leopards. The fur rug had been purchased by their son, an American soldier in the Korean War, and shipped by him back to the United States. The seated family and some officials look at the leopard fur rug. The family exits a fur storage facility. A sign board outside the building reads: 'Cold Fur Storage'. A U.S. government official loads the fur rug into a car after the Korean government requested its return.
A United States Army Air Forces B-17 bomber, tail number 41-24636, taxis and takes off from Pueblo Army Air Field in Colorado, during World War 2. View over wing of the B-17 in flight. The B-17 backs away to the right, levels off, flies right to left and towards and down under camera plane. Aerial view of the rugged terrain with low hazy clouds. Propellers spinning in the foreground. The B-17 in flight during the late evening hours.
Scenes of the South Western region of the United States. A map shows Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Scenic sweeping wide views of Mountains, plains and canyons in the United States in lofty mountainous area. View of the Grand Canyon. Tourists visit ruins. Ruins of Aztec dwellings in the Chaco Canyon area. The Pueblos at Santa Fe. Native American Indian Navaho Indians weave rugs. Indian Men and cowboys on wheel carts and horses in a dry area. Women sow seeds in the farm. Cattle grazing and Sheep graze in a field. A copper mine.
Views of a scattered wreckage of a B-18 aircraft in a plowed field in Delavan, Illinois. Civilians inspecting the parts of the wreckage including unopened parachutes, a set of broken golf clubs, a music book and a shoe. This was B-18 serial no. 36-265, that crashed June 10,1938. It was assigned to ACTS, Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado.
The involvement of the American soldier in the history and growth of the United States from early 1900s until roughly 1938 before World War 2. Scenes of Washington DC and Mount Rainier. Two Confederate and one Union Uniformed veterans of the Civil War walk together in the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. U.S. Soldiers marching during World War I. U.S Cavalry riding in parade during World War I. Views of cities and towns in which U.S. Army posts were established, in the United States. Army troops and cavalry creating trails and paths, and eventually railroads, in wilderness areas of the United States. View of the Presidio Army Base and the Golden Gate Bridge, California. Subtle references to U.S. Army accomplishments, curbing Mississippi River floods (Corps of Engineers) and conquering Yellow Fever (Army Doctor Walter Reed) with views of: point of view shot from moving railroad train in a Colorado canyon; a side wheeler River boat on the Mississippi River; a sugar cane field in Cuba. View of locks in the Panama Canal. Statue of World War I soldiers