U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks to a crowd during his drought inspection trip to Bismarck, North Dakota.
Bismarck North Dakota USA Date:1936 Duration:6 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
President Roosevelt’s drought inspection trip to Bismarck, North Dakota. A motion picture cameraman sets up his camera at a railroad station. A steam locomotive pulling the presidential train arrives at the station.The local populace turn out in large numbers to see President Roosevelt arrive. Policemen stand around. President Roosevelt stands on the rear platform of his train, assisted by his son, Franklin Jr (Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.), and accompanied by the Governor of North Dakota, Walter Welford, who introduces the President. The President's daughter, Anna, stands at back of the platform. President Roosevelt addresses the crowd and assures them that they will win over problem of drought very soon. He says that plan of cooperation with nature should be worked out. The crowd applauds. The President gives an example of steel factories in Indiana and says that steel factories would not run under full capacity unless the agricultural states buy farm machinery and equipment from them.
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