Secretary of War Hugh Davis visits military family camp and Kilauea National Park in Hawaii.
Hawaii USA Date:1928, August 19 Duration:2 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis visiting sites of interest in Hawaii. Rustic military Headquarters building displays sign, "Kilauea Military Camp." A car drives up and passengers step out to be greeted happily by women and children who have been waiting on the building porch. (Slate explains that this is a military rest camp a half mile from the Kilauea crater.) Camera pans across cabins occupied by military families. Some soldiers are seen having fun on the grounds. Camp visitors are seen looking across a crater at smoke rising from the active Mauna Loa volcano. View from behind of Secretary Davis conversing with the Superintendent, Richard T. Evans, of Kilauea National Park, as they both watch the steaming crater. A huge chunk of lava rock bearing a sign that reads: "8 tons, hurled over one mile high during eruption May, 1924." A slug of lava clinging to skeleton of a tree. Sign at base of tree reads: "Don't touch spatter on trees, Very Fragile."
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