The U.S. Army cross-continental motor convoy leaving Fort Bridger, in the Southwest corner of Wyoming and proceeding into Utah. Trucks drive on a narrow dirt road alongside a mountain with trees on other side of the road. The whole convoy stops for a meal break in Utah, where fifty or more vehicles are seen parked near a dry riverbed beside a mountain. Next, trucks are seen moving slowly along a narrow mountainside road, past huge rock outcroppings. View from ahead of trucks negotiating narrow road beside an almost dry river bed in mountains of Utah.
President Woodrow Wilson gets into his car. President Woodrow Wilson's car procession on a street. The procession passes by stores. Signboard on a store reads 'Hardware Automobile'. Signboard on another store reads "Skaggs". Others include "Clark's Shoes" and "Bramwell". Mountains seen briefly in background (possibly Ogden Utah 25th Street during President Wilson's September 1919 tour gathering support for the League of Nations?). President ascends steps onto a railroad car. He addresses the crowd, as an African American porter looks on.
The U.S. Army cross-continental motor transport convoy stops in a barren part of Utah, while soldiers cut sagebrush to lay over a sandy area so trucks can gain traction and pass through the area. Soldiers help as a truck drives slowly over the sagebrush. The truck accelerates when leaving the sandy stretch. Other trucks moving through the area, are chained together for mutual assistance. Dust raised by passage of trucks.
Trucks of the U.S. Army cross-continental motor transport convoy entering the Great Salt Lake Desert of Utah, near Granite Peak. They proceed smoothly across the desert and park to prepare a meal. View of the parked vehicles. Soldiers preparing meals on mobile field kitchens. Smoke rising from stovepipe of a field kitchen.
First scene shows the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah. Next a sign identifies a military separation center in Fort Douglas. Soldiers in uniform are being processed for separation from the U.S. Army. A sergeant salutes an officer and receives his discharge papers. Narrator identifies Corporal Kirk being processed by a sergeant. He later salutes and receives his discharge papers. Corporal Kirk steps down the stairs from a house,arm and arm with his girl friend. They are seen enjoying a soda together. Next, they shop together for a civilian hat for him. Then they share shopping for a complete civilian wardrobe. They share time skiing together. Glimpse of some national parks in Utah and of the great salt lake. View of people floating easily in the dense waters of the salt lake. Views of the Mormon Tabernacle. The couple stroll streets of Salt Lake City. They visit the Veterans' Information Service. He sits with an advisor. View of Provo, Utah and the Geneva Steel Company there. Exterior views of the industrial steel plant. Hot coke being discharged into special rail cars. Steel plant operations with fiery molten steel being poured from Ladles. Billets of steel being formed. Open rail cars full of ore at the Columbia Iron Mine, Cedar City, Utah. A steam shovel loading ore into a truck. Coal mined and moving on conveyers. Miners leaving a mine in open box cars. Miners in rail cars entering a mine. A sign reading: "Welcome, Binghan Canyon, Home of the World's largest Open Cut Copper Mine, Drive Carefully!" Views of the open mine with numerous terraces cut into the walls. A steam shovel digging and loading copper ore into rail cars that carry it away across rail bridges. A sign for the Eitel-McCullough, Company, Inc. where radar tubes are currently being made. Several women employees in the plant.
On Utah and Mormonism (LDS or Latter Day Saints). Dramatization of the Mormon migration, showing large wagon train crossing prairies and wagons, horses, and cowboys crossing a river; scenes of snow covered mountains as people continue westward; view of people overlooking Salt Lake City valley. Mormon people farming, locust attack on farms and people massed together beating down locusts with shovels. Depiction of seagulls arriving in mass to destroy the locusts. Elevated view of Salt Lake City including Mormon Temple, Temple Square, and Utah State Capitol building in the mid 1940s. View of Fort Douglas building in Utah. Sign on board reads 'Separation Center Fort Douglas'. U.S. Army soldier at the separation center in Fort Douglas after his return from duty in World War 2. Army corporal receives a certificate that reads 'United States Army Honorable Discharge'. U.S. Army Corporal with his wife.