Pilots assembled in room, plan route for round the globe flight in United States. Officers and pilots in a room hold a model of a plane and discuss about it. They mark places on the globe. President Calvin Coolidge wishes aviators a safe journey. In Santa Monica, California, crews prepare for the departure on the first leg of their journey to Sacramento. Mrs Martin, wife of Commander Christens near the airplane. Other pilots stand nearby her. Major Martin places his luggage aboard. Farewell lunch to the pilots. Pilots service the planes. Map shows the places in which the pilots will fly. Planes fly to Sacramento. Mayor Elkins of Sacramento welcomes the aviators and crew. He wishes them good luck on the remainder of their journey.
Trucks of the U.S. Army 1919 motor transport convoy moving smoothly on well-paved road as they approach Sacramento, California. Next, they are seen driving in the streets of Sacramento, where American flags fly from buildings and crowds line sidewalks to welcome them. Scene shifts to the convoy moving along a road winding through the Montezuma Hills just west of the small delta town of Rio Vista, on their way to Oakland, California. Close view of trucks passing the camera, with hills and trees in background.
U.S. Army Air Corps B-2 aircraft in flight in Sacramento, California . U.S. Army Air Corps B-2 bomber aircraft in auto flight on April 24th, 1930. Pilot of the aircraft sitting with his arms crossed in the cockpit. Aircraft in flight as it returns from San Francisco. Aerial view of the Capitol in Sacramento, California.
A film titled ' Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge' shows large people gathered to witness the opening of Tower bridge over River Sacramento in Sacramento,California. Governor Frank Merriam presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the Bridge. Balloons being released in the air to mark the occasion.
Sacramento River and snow covered Mount Shasta in California are seen. Building material for the Central Valley Project Shasta Dam being transported with the help of the world's largest conveyor built; a Good Year rubber belt for hauling materials for constructing the dam. Railroad of rubber stretching from Redding California to the dam site, being used to transport building materials at Shasta Dam construction site.
The Games of the X Olympiad held in Los Angeles, California. Women participate in the springboard diving contest during the summer olympics of 1932. A large crowd gathers to watch the games and cheer. Georgia Coleman does a layout back somersault dive into the water, then three other dives. Closeup view of a smiling Georgia Coleman, springboard diver. Next diver shown is Dorothy Poynton on the high dive, followed by closeup shots of Dorothy after her dives. Swimmers participate in the swimming championships, including American Eleanor Holm in competition with Bonnie Mealing from Australia in the Women's 100 meter backstroke. Closeup shot of Eleanor Holm outside the pool. Americans take the lead in the games. Men participate in the 2000 meter 8 oar she crew shell boat race. American team is made up of team from the University of California. The crew shell race underway on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach California. The University of California team surges at the end to beat the team from Italy. Oil rigs and oil derricks seen in the background on shore after the crew race.