U.S. engineers irrigate land with Egyptian type of water lift on the San Joaquin Valley in California during World War I. A water wheel rotates. Two American engineers stand near the wheel. The wheel rotating. Water comes out. A view of an irrigation canal. The engineers sprays water on the wheat farm.
A wine festival at San Joaquin Valley in Lodi, California. Men wave U.S. flag. Floats on road. Chinese float passes. Women in Chinese native dress seated on the float. Women in Kimono stand with Japanese umbrella on a Japanese float. People watch the parade. Woman seated on a throne. Women in fancy dresses on the float.
New methods of industrial farming in the United States. An animated map depicts wheat combines operating on the Tulare Lake Farm in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Few skilled men operate farm machinery harvesting wheat. A plow is used on the farm to till the soil to sow seeds. Farmers look at wheat grains. Mechanized harvesting tools are used on the farm for harvesting. An animated map shows Seabrook Farms in the south of New Jersey. Vegetables are harvested and processed on the farm. Seabrook Farm employees move around the quarters on street. The owner of the Seabrook Farm and his two sons in an office. The father (owner of farm) seated at a table and they all look at a map. Women employees work in the office. Workers' living quarters. The workers take coffee in a cafeteria.
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.
Loading of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. An admiral, another officer and a lady leaves the Valley Forge and drive away in a car. Brow being removed from Valley Forge. Wives of sailors stand on dock as the USS Valley Forge as it begins to pull out. Bow of the ship as it gets underway.
Shows several aviation "firsts" accomplished by U.S. Army Air Service aviators in the period from 1918 through 1924. A close formation of biplanes in flight. President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chat with Major Fleet, Officer in charge, on the occasion of the first air mail flight, inaugurated on May 15,1918 between Washington DC and New York.The mail is loaded into the Curtis JN-4 aircraft. Pilot in the cockpit. The aircraft takes off and in flight. Air Service. Mention of aviators helping spot forest fires. Smoke rising from forest fires and mountain ranges. In 1920, U.S. Army Captain St. Clair Streett is seen with some of his Squadron who flew four De Havilland DH-4 aircraft 9,000 miles, from New York City to Nome, Alaska. Two of the men play with pet dogs. Their itinerary is painted on the side of one of the aircraft, along with the names of pilot and mechanic (C.E. Crumline and J.E. Long). In 1923 the first non stop coast-to-coast flight was made in the Fokker T-2 aircraft. . A sign on the aircraft reads 'Army Air Service non stop coast to coast'.First Lieutenants Oakley O.Kelly and John A. Macready board the aircraft, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, on May 2, 1923. Their Fokker T-2 in flight. Their arrival at Rockwell Field, on Coronado Island (San Diego) California. In 1924, Lt. Russell Maughan is seen boarding his P-1 Hawk airplane at Mitchel Field, on Long Island, New York, and taking off , bound for Crissy Field at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. His goal is the first dawn-to-dusk, coast-to-coast flight. Views of his P-1 Hawk airplane flying over Manhattan, New York City.