The importance of roads and highways in the development of United States. The city of Big Bear Lake amidst San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. The city reached by a new developed forest road. The forest road over a bridge amidst the mountains.
A film titled 'Pittsburgh Pirates Getting Into Shape at Training Camp.' Hall of Fame shortstop and Pirates coach Honus Wagner clowns with a movie camera. Reverse film special effect with players. Close up of Pirates manager and Hall of Fame second baseman Frankie Frisch. Players running, doing calisthenics with mountains as backdrop. Shots of batters and pitchers warming up, including brief shots of 1940 National League batting champion Debs Garms (#18) and famous 'eephus ball' pitcher Rip Sewell (#30).
Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates do calisthenics at spring training, 1950. Team manager Billy Myer confers with players, coaches. Tall trees in background. Shot of infielders including future Pirates manager and two-time World Series winner Danny Murtaugh in middle. Shots of Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner. Shot of pitcher Cliff Chambers, who would throw a no-hitter for Pirates in 1951, throwing to Kiner. Mountains in background. Shot of spring training game.
Los Angeles County Relief Administration (LACRA) work with Sheriff's probation officers in enlisting youth for work during the Great Depression in the United States. A juvenile offender undergoes interview with probation officers. Young men work at the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Camp near San Bernardino, California, digging into rock and gravel and dirt piles as they build new roads. Boy workers seated at a table eat food. They are shown seated receiving school lectures, and playing baseball and boxing. The American flag is lowered outside the camp barracks (operating similar to a CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps camp).
Homecoming of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. Wives of the sailors wave as USS prepares to tie up at quay wall. Mayor of San Diego Joshua H. Bean speaks. Consul of Sweden, Waldo Homburg speaks. Consul of Norway speaks. Flags of both those nations and State flag of California are seen. Vice Admiral Sprague speaks. Miss California stand with flowers and waves. Spectators in the background. A band plays. (Presence of the Scandinavian representatives may be related to the cooperation of USS Valley Forge and other U.S. Naval vessels, during production of the motion picture "Windjammer" about the voyage of the Norwegian training vessel, Christian Radich.) Note: Korean war demands required the USS Valley Forge to resupply and sail again on December 6, 1950.
Crowded South Broadway street shopping district of Los Angeles California in 1950. Intersection of 7th Street and S. Broadway Los Angeles. American Red Cross flags hang from many buildings and a sign "Give more than before" as part of a blood drive. Desmonds department store sign visible in distance on South Broadway. Traffic light on the street. Pedestrians crossing the street. Vehicular traffic of cars, trucks and streetcar trolleys on the street. Passengers step down from a streetcar at a stop. It is number 59 with a sign that reads, in part, South San Pedro. View of shops on S Broadway including Bullocks Department Store on the corner of 7th Street and Broadway, Le Roys at 633 South Broadway, Harris & Frank's. A policeman stands at the intersection and directs traffic. Near ground level view of legs and feet of pedestrians with late 1940s and early 1950's mens and womens fashions. 1940s and 1950 truck, bus, and car automobile traffic clogs streets and highways of Los Angeles. Clothes hanging in front of residential garden apartments. Two babies standing in doorway of ground floor apartment, and a young boy sitting on the building steps.