Discussion of the Tillamook Forest Fire of 1933 in Oregon. Men cutting huge fallen tree with two-man saw. A man works on a Steam Donkey, dragging cut logs. The end of a log in flames. Lumberjacks try to put out the fire. A ranger spots smoke rising from the forest. A phone call being made and organized firefighting crews including the Civilian Conservation Corps respond to fight fire. CCC men cross a log bridge and climb steep hill into the forest. Other responders seen in mule trains. Forester atop a burned out telephone pole, where wire had been destroyed. Firefighters using wireless radios. Smoke rises from the forests. Smoke rises from the hill. Suddenly, wind changes and fire explodes. Views of the actual Tillamook Forest fire storm of August 1933. Two weeks later, rain suppresses the fire. View of firefighters using shovels, axes and other tools to dig fire line by hand, next to smoking underbrush. View of man holding a "Pulaski" tool, half axe and half hoe. Men looking over the aftermath of the Tillamook burn. Lumberjacks chopping a huge standing tree with axes. Cut logs suspended from cables, being moved.
Forester with backpack, hiking along trail. Firefighters suppressing small wild fires with hand tools.
Demonstration of a new amphibious vehicle at Tillamook in Oregon. The automobile rides as easily on water as it rides on land. 'Laurette' written on the amphibious vehicle. Men in the vehicle.
Trucks and cars on roads in America going west during the Great Depression. The vehicles are laden down with lots of gear and possessions as people migrate westward in search of work and better conditions during the Great Depression. One unusual view shows a car towing a covered wagon. Two men walking west on road with their baggage. Logging men or lumberjacks cutting a giant tree into logs of wood and floating the logs down a river to a sawmill. Two men working in the sawmill as the giant sawblade cuts the logs into lumber. Aerial view of little activity at the Portland Lumber Mills of Portland Oregon, as the Depression cut into business. Abandoned sawmills in disrepair. A man talking to a group of workers seeking jobs. Idle men who are unemployed on a street corner, standing in front of the Julian S Chybke Pharmacist and Chemist shop at the corner of East 13th Avenue and Spokane Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Unemployed men stand together looking dejected and talking. Views of dust storm underway during the Dust Bowl. Farm equipment covered in dust and dirt. A man crossing over dust dunes. A farmer looking at dust bowl devastation, and a woman with her child in a dust ravaged area.
Great Depression scenes and recovery efforts in the United States. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President on March 4, 1933. Scenes of Roosevelt and outgoing President Herbert Hoover leaving the White House together in a top-down convertible limousine before the ceremony. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration ceremony as President of the United States. Roosevelt delivering the famous line in his speech, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Americans wait in unemployment lines to get work or jobs. Men in a bread line. Unemployed man with a large sign "Will take any job." Scenes of families migrating in the US, with vehicles filled with belongings. Families and children suffering poverty and in makeshift camps. Troops and bands march with American flags on Constitution Avenue during the Roosevelt Inauguration parade. Government officials at a long table working on emergency banking laws in March of 1933. Scene of people flooding into a bank and making a run on the bank to retrieve deposits. President Roosevelt signs Emergency Banking Act in his office on March 9, 1933. View of White House lawn and White House. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is created to put unemployed young men to work on various conservation projects. CCC boys and men working on planting projects with pick axes and mattocks. Men and women in line to sign up for Emergency Work Relief programs. Officials write down the information for each worker.were put to work in a variety of projects. A sign "USA Work Program WPA" advertising a bridge work project in Los Angeles. People build roads, bridges and post offices. Cable fed out of a large spool as construction of a suspension bridge is shown. People work in factories. Train locomotives moving on tracks near factories. Various factory scenes including smokestacks and workers. A coal mining operation. Two coal miners take a break and eat. A steel factory and hot molten steel pouring from a ladle.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.
American football match between Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers in Oregon, United States. The players on the ground in starting position. The match starts. The players playing. The spectators seated in a stand cheer for their teams. The players playing. The spectators in the stand watch the players play on the ground. The match draws as both the teams score 14-14.