On March 19, 1945, the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, one of a group of ships off the coast of Kobe, Japan, was attacked by a Japanese bomber. The plane scored direct hits with two large ... See full summary »
John B. Kennedy,
In this Pete Smith Specialty, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to see in slow motion what happens during events ... See full summary »
Harold E. Edgerton,
Three short pictorial documentaries are shown. In "Chemical Magic", the process of producing synthetic plastics is presented. The benefits of using synthetics plastics for their strength ... See full summary »
This travelogue of Canada's Jasper National Park starts with a visit to the totem pole in the town, then to Lac Beauvert and the park's lodge and bungalows, where more than 600 guests enjoy... See full summary »
This travelogue of San Francisco, California begins crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Toll Bridge into the title city, which is the most important city in Northern California as its gateway to the region. The city grew up from the missions built here in the late sixteenth century, the location being seen as favorable to the Fransicans. Because of this heritage, there are still many cathedrals dotted throughout the city. Perhaps the city's most famous landmark is the Golden Gate Bridge, the longest single span bridge in the world. The Palace of Fine Arts is a remnant of the World's Fair held in the city in 1915. Another exposition was held in 1939/40, the buildings constructed on a man-made island called Treasure Island. Another part of San Francisco's history centers on the gold rush of 1849, as the starting point of the Wells-Fargo stagecoach, and eventually of the Pacific Railway as well. Written by
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Courageous, determined people were these pioneers, braving long and extreme hardships with nothing to sustain them but faith - faith in their God and faith in the potential of the Golden West.
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Cavalcade of San Francisco is another of James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks series of shorts
Having just watched San Andreas-where the Golden Gate bridge was depicted as being shaken and falling in debris-it was nice to see it very much intact in this James A. FitzPatrick travelogue short. We also see the Oakland Toll bridge as Fitzpatrick mentions its cost and it being completed in 1936. We also see some churches built by some missionaries in the 18th century as the narrator mentions the city's name being inspired by Saint Francis. And then, we see some highlights of SF's World's Fair as there are reenactments of the pioneer settlers going west for gold, the Wells Fargo stage coaches, the final spike hammered in starting a new railroad line, and the Union and Central Pacific trains meeting. This was a nice look at San Fran during the early '40s. So on that note, Cavalcade of San Francisco is worth a look. P.S. I saw this as an extra on the Go West/The Big Store DVD disc.
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