Industrial development in Appalachian Mountain, United States.
Marion Virginia USA Date:1934 Duration:4 min 0 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Depicts industry and modernization coming into rural Appalchia in the early 1900s. A steam locomotive pulling a long line of train cars moves along the mountain side, leaving a trail of smoke in the Appalachian Mountain, near Smyth County Virginia. Man, woman and children wave at the coming train. Cow grazes in field. A steam shovel excavating a site. Vehicles drive past on a dirt road newly carved into a mountain side. Two men sawing a tree with a two-person saw. The tree falls. Horse carries wooden logs from the forest area. Logs being milled into lumber pieces at a saw mill. Giant saw blade spinning and cutting the wood. Factories with smoke spewing from chimneys. Rural coal mine buildings, some up high on stilts. A man operating an electrically powered, belt-driven lathe to turn lumber into round handles for tools. A rural preacher with a bible at an outdoor site, preaching in front of a corn field. Slates indicate that he is preaching against worldly education, and in favor of biblical learning only. reaches to people. A stone on a building with the words, "Marion Junior College. 1873." The preacher waving the bible in his hand. A teenage boy seated in a rocking chair on a porch reading a book.
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