Various industries like iron ore,copper,lumber situated near Lake Superior in Toledo Ohio. Signboard on building saying 'You will do better in Toledo'. Views of lake side, river, crowded city. People walk on Hotel Madison Street for business and shopping. Big freight car lifted by crane. Loads of coal dumped onto a ship.
The city of Toledo in Ohio. View of buildings in Toledo. Railroad trains at a station. Women near a clothesline outside a house. Women come down the stairs of a house. Cars on a street. Men work on a model of Toledo of tomorrow. A model of a congestion free express highway in Toledo.
Statue of John Burroughs at the entrance to Toledo Museum of Art. Burroughs with children gathered around him. 20000 School children assembled on the terrace of the Toledo Museum of Art to greet their honored friend. Boy scouts carrying flags surround Burroughs. Flower strewn steps. Crowd including boy scouts parade past Burroughs. Mayor Schreiber calls for 'Three cheers for Mr. Burroughs'. Mr. Burroughs reviews children. Children strewn flowers at his feet as they pass. George W Stevens presents the statue, the Gift of W E Bock, to the children of Toledo. C. S. Pietro can be seen. Mr. W E Bock. Mayor Schreiber delivers rousing welcome address.
Toledo Naval Armory, training center for naval services in Toledo Ohio. The Armory building constructed with salvage material with the help of the WPA. 'OHIO' can be seen carved on the top center of the building. Marines and reservists lined up for inspection by senior officers. A naval officer provides gunnery instructions to marines and reservists.
Standing in front of a statue honoring William McKinley at the Lucas County Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, in 1920, two United States Civil War veterans in uniform read the 'New York Times' dated September 19, 1901. The headline reads 'Mr McKinley's body in his old home'. Cut to footage from shortly after President McKinley's death in 1901, with citizens, police and constabularies on horse back gathered outside the Milburn Residence in Buffalo, New York, where McKinley died. President William Mc Kinley's body is carried out of the house in a coffin. McKinley's funeral procession leaving the Milburn residence. Cut back to 1920 and the men standing beside the statue of President McKinley at the Lucas County Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio.
Works Progress Administration helps musicians to find jobs in their field. Opening scene shows orchestra performing in concert at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater, in Toledo Ohio. Next, a negro choir gathers around a piano and sings the spiritual "Ezekial Saw the Wheel" led by their female conductor, the famed Blues singer Juanita Hall.