Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visits the farm of Roswell Garst in Coon Rapids, Iowa during his American tour.
Coon Rapids Iowa Date:1959, September 24 Duration:2 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
On September 23, 1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begins an unprecedented tour of the United States and visits the heart of the world's best corn country in Iowa. The farm of Roswell Garst in Coon Rapids. Khrushchev visits the farm. Reporters and photographers surround Roswell Garst's white, wooden farmhouse taking photographs and recording the entourage of Khrushchev. He inspects the modern, ultra-efficient farming methods. Garst shows the visitors his mechanized farming equipment for corn chopping, large-scale planting, harvesting and livestock feeding operations. Nikita Khrushchev and Roswell Garst inspect hybrid corn on corn belt. Khrushchev takes lunch with Adlai Stevenson, an American politician. He visits the swimming pool.
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