The San Antonio Municipal Auditorium built at Veterans Memorial Plaza, honoring the veterans of World War One. The auditorium was opened in 1926. Views of automobiles driving near the auditorium, in 1928.
Glimpses of airplanes and crews that made the Pan American Goodwill flight that covered 22,000 miles to 21 Central and South American nations, in 1926. Aerial view of hangars and runway at kelly Air Base, Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926.The five aircraft seen in flight over a city, are: The New York, with crew: Maj. Herbert Dargue and Lt. Ennis Whitehead; The San Antonio with crew: Capt. Arthur McDaniel and Lt. Charles Robinson; The San Francisco with crew: Capt. Ira Eaker and Lt. Muir Fairchild; The Detroit, with crew: Capt. Clinton Woolsey and Lt. John Benton; and The St. Louis, with crew: Lt. Bernard Thompson and Lt. Leonard Weddington. President Coolidge presenting the pilots with with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927, at the opening of the Pan American Air Commission Conference.
Scenes from American movie production about World War 1. De Havilland DH-4 attacks and destroys balloon, which goes down in flames. American M1917 tanks (representing French Renault FTs) break through barbed wire as several De Havilland DH-4 biplanes fly low overhead. Infantry advancing behind the tanks. German troops firing machine gun. Plane overhead drops bombs. Explosions raise smoke. (Note: these scenes are probably outtakes from the movie "Wings" shot at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas between 1926 and 1927.)
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
Tourist bus travels on a bridge and arrives at the 'Alamo' in San Antonio, Texas, which was a former Catholic mission and fortress compound but now a museum. View of Iron gates at the museum.
Report from Texas: Texas' contribution to World War II on both battlefield and home front. Horsemen gallop across the terrain. Man on horse with cattle. Texas increases its production of synthetic rubber, magnesium, sulphur and agricultural products. Factories and industries. Construction work underway. An airfield. Soldiers march. Views of Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Hotel Nimitz, Ft. Worth, Kerrville, Pampa, San Antonio, Kilgore, El Paso, Beaumont, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and Austin.