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.
War veterans in Utah, United States. A sign for the city of 'Ogden'. Traffic on the streets. A sign reads 'Entering the Cedar City'. Farmers till and plow farm land. Cattle graze on farm lands. A war veteran talks to Veteran's Department official. The veteran meets the Dean at the University of Utah campus. He enrolls for a course at the university and attends lectures.
A film titled 'Sky Fleets of the Navy' on maneuvers of U.S. ships. A U.S. fleet underway at sea in the United States. The bow of a battleship cuts the water. Battle ships steaming in a battle formation. USS Lexington underway in the background. A line of cruisers and battleships in formation underway at sea. USS Utah, radio control ship for target practice during bombing by U.S. Navy aircraft carrier squadron. Officers talk. They salute each other. One of the officer talks to a bugler who blows a bugle. Men of USS Utah leave the ship so that it may be used as a bombing target. The ship under radio control. An officer on the control ship uses equipment and instruments to operate the ship by radio control.
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.
The 1953 Masters Tournament of Champions in golf in the United States. Golfers playing golf. Spectators under umbrellas in the background. A golfer hits a ball with a club. A golfer sinks a ball during the game.