First scene shows the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah. Next a sign identifies a military separation center in Fort Douglas. Soldiers in uniform are being processed for separation from the U.S. Army. A sergeant salutes an officer and receives his discharge papers. Narrator identifies Corporal Kirk being processed by a sergeant. He later salutes and receives his discharge papers. Corporal Kirk steps down the stairs from a house,arm and arm with his girl friend. They are seen enjoying a soda together. Next, they shop together for a civilian hat for him. Then they share shopping for a complete civilian wardrobe. They share time skiing together. Glimpse of some national parks in Utah and of the great salt lake. View of people floating easily in the dense waters of the salt lake. Views of the Mormon Tabernacle. The couple stroll streets of Salt Lake City. They visit the Veterans' Information Service. He sits with an advisor. View of Provo, Utah and the Geneva Steel Company there. Exterior views of the industrial steel plant. Hot coke being discharged into special rail cars. Steel plant operations with fiery molten steel being poured from Ladles. Billets of steel being formed. Open rail cars full of ore at the Columbia Iron Mine, Cedar City, Utah. A steam shovel loading ore into a truck. Coal mined and moving on conveyers. Miners leaving a mine in open box cars. Miners in rail cars entering a mine. A sign reading: "Welcome, Binghan Canyon, Home of the World's largest Open Cut Copper Mine, Drive Carefully!" Views of the open mine with numerous terraces cut into the walls. A steam shovel digging and loading copper ore into rail cars that carry it away across rail bridges. A sign for the Eitel-McCullough, Company, Inc. where radar tubes are currently being made. Several women employees in the plant.
On Utah and Mormonism (LDS or Latter Day Saints). Dramatization of the Mormon migration, showing large wagon train crossing prairies and wagons, horses, and cowboys crossing a river; scenes of snow covered mountains as people continue westward; view of people overlooking Salt Lake City valley. Mormon people farming, locust attack on farms and people massed together beating down locusts with shovels. Depiction of seagulls arriving in mass to destroy the locusts. Elevated view of Salt Lake City including Mormon Temple, Temple Square, and Utah State Capitol building in the mid 1940s. View of Fort Douglas building in Utah. Sign on board reads 'Separation Center Fort Douglas'. U.S. Army soldier at the separation center in Fort Douglas after his return from duty in World War 2. Army corporal receives a certificate that reads 'United States Army Honorable Discharge'. U.S. Army Corporal with his wife.
Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.
Scenes of Salt Lake City, Utah. Trees in the foreground. Views of Mormon Tabernacle. A large domed structure. Residents walk in a park. Children near a statue of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. Bas relief images of major Mormon pioneers on a wall. Capitol Hill. Mountains in the background. Salt Lake City monuments. People swim and float in the Great Salt Lake. Sail and motor boats on the lake. Street scene. Buildings on either side of the street.
An amphibious sailboat try-out for dry land race at Salt Lake City in Utah. A man sits on the sailboat. The sailboat with wheels travels on land. Several men stand in the background. The sailboat stops.
Pilot Amelia Earhart and Co-pilot Paul Mantz enter the cockpit of a Lockheed airplane in front of a Western Air Express hanger. They take off in the Lockheed to search for a plane that went missing near Salt Lake City, Utah.