National Speed Skating Championship in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The girls' National Speed Skating event begins. The girls fall one by one. Spectators cheer the skaters. The boys' National Speed Skating event begins. Ken Bartholomew wins the 14th title of the championship.
Delegates from The Pan American Highway Commission arrive in St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota. View of cars and buses from the commission parked in front of the Minnesota State Capitol Building. The group is welcomed by Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus (Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus). The group descends the stair of the Capitol building with Governor Preus and then poses for pictures with him. Group seen visiting the engineering laboratory at University of Minnesota, and then attending graduation ceremonies at the University of Minnesota. Graduates in cap and gown process during the commencement exercises.
Carnival festival in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Governor of Minnesota Harold Edward Stassen leads the procession. People, carrying American flag, march. A band plays while marching. Floats in the procession. Men, holding plates, march. People march carrying balloons.
Americans listen to a chamber string quartet playing music on stage. Vintage views of various famous American cities in the 1950s. Sweeping wide views of American wilderness with mountains in distant background. Elevated view of a river in America. A railroad marshaling yard with skyline of Chicago Illinois in the distance. Close view of two railroad trains passing in opposite directions in downtown Chicago with skyscraper in background. A city street in downtown Detroit Michigan with 1950s cars on the road. View of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota and the city skyline in background. View of Saint Paul Minnesota with river, bridge, and some nearby factories. View of Saint Louis Missouri as seen from an anchored position on the Mississippi River. The city skyline of New Orleans from a distance. View of Pittsburgh skyline with the West End Bridge over the Ohio River in the foreground. People walk on the grounds of Liberty Island in New York, with the Statue of Liberty seen towering above. Aerial view of New York city's skyline, skyscrapers and New York harbor. Camera view panning from ground to top of Empire State Building in Manhattan. Aerial view of Washington DC and Potomac River. Ground view of Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol seen together. Steps of Lincoln Memorial and view of statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. An eastern American mountain view, witha lake or river in the foreground. View of Half Dome peak in Yosemite National Park seen from a moving vehicle. Elevated view of a dense forest in the western United States. Pacific coast scene of surf washing onto rocks in a rocky area with nearby cliffs and mountains.
The annual winter carnival at 'Jee Palace' in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Colorful parade as people pay homage to King Boreas at the annual Winter Carnival. Decorative float of snowman and snake. Women marching. Governor Stassen takes part in the pageant, witnessed by thousands of loyal subjects.
Winter Carnival winter sports meet in Saint Paul, Minnesota. People at Carnival. Reidar Anderson, Norwegian ski champion completes a ski jump. Spectators watch the ski champion. He jumps from the high ski jump ramp. Various ski jumpers compete. Reidar Anderson ends the ski jump competition.