Crowd lined up at ski course at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington. Olav Ulland, Birger Ruud, and his brother Sigmond ski and take jumps on ski course as crowd watches.
Skiing at Snoqualmie Pass Ski Bowl in Washington. Students arrive at the slopes by train. Ken Syverson and his 36 instructors teach skiing techniques in his ski school. Snow covered mountains in background. 300 students are enrolled in the free classes.
People watch ski jumpers in Snoqualmie Pass. Ski jumpers slide in a lane, rise in air and fall ahead. The mountains all around covered with snow. Trees on sides and in background.
Technicians set up instruments in snow at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Technicians put bucket in cylindrical shaped equipment and work with an electrical device.
Tourists look at the Snoqualmie Falls waterfall in Washington state, on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City. View of the falls and visitors center lodge behind it up river. View of tourists walking and viewing the falls from an observation area. Various views of the waterfall.
Film notes 35th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first flight and reviews advances in transportation brought about by rail and aircraft .An animated map of the United states before the advent of mechanized transport methods. It illustrates the difficult and long overland journey to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast. Travel by horse and wagon over the Santa Fe Trail in 1849 is recreated in a brief film clip. Next, a locomotive is shown pulling a passenger train at high speed along a railroad at the base of a mountain. Animated map charts fairly direct path from Coast to Coast, taking only 4 days by railroad. Next a nearly straight course is traced across the map illustrating the path of an airplane taking only seven and a half hours for the journey. Change of scene shows aerial view of Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 Super Electra Special, Model 14-N2 ( NX18973), christened "New York World's Fair 1939," in flight over New York harbor with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. Camera follows the plane as it passes over lower Manhattan. The Empire State building is seen prominently with other skyscrapers below the aircraft. This was filmed, on July 14, 1938, as Hughes and his crew were returning from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Floyd Bennett Field, on Long Island, at the conclusion of their around-the-world flight (circling the Northern Hemisphere) from July 10 - July 14, 1938.