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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A cavalcade celebrating faith in the potential of the Golden West...
This is a colorful James A. FitzPatrick TravelTalk featuring a look at San Francisco (circa 1940), with views of several landmarks, including the Oakland Bay Toll Bridge completed in 1936 at a cost of $77 million and a gateway to Northern California; glimpse of a 1769 Spanish mission built by the Franciscan Fathers; a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the world's longest single span bridge; and culminating in scenes from a World's Fair exposition in 1939 that was a cavalcade of the Golden West.
The pageantry includes covered wagons showing pioneers from the east making their way westward in caravans with nothing more than faith in the potential of the Golden West; the Wells Fargo stagecoach establishing contact between east and west; the advent of the Iron Horse and the meeting of the Union Pacific with Central Pacific; and finally, views of San Francisco at the turn of the 19th century.
Summing up: Well done documentary with many points of interest.
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