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Reel Number: 250065-08
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940s
TC Begins: 08:39:16
TC Ends: 08:43:23
WWII - USA Homefront: Today and Tomorrow - Harnessing American Rivers 08:39:25 River w/ heavy flooding carrying trees, flooding around houses; city & digging out muddy streets. Montage: man watching rain from doorway, CU of water thru cornstalks, moving muddy earth, silt build up, 08:40:03 Congress w/ man gaveling; men at drafting boards & looking at blueprints. Crane lowering bucket of concrete to build dam, lifting steel beams, throwing & catching rivets. CU shovel bucket w/ huge boulder; man working jackhammer, pouring concrete, welding reinforcing bars, 08:40:35 Animated drawing of reservoirs & dams. 08:41:00 River bank, pan up to dam spillway of various dams shown & named. 08:41:28 Plaque: Norris Dam. Man throwing power switch. Water begins coming over spillway. Full spillway; large turbines. Boulder Dam & Lake Mead. Shasta Dam. 08:42:22 Grand Coulee Dam & power transformers & lines. Bonneville dam & salmon ladder. Wheat farms & other crops. WW2 Government Programs; Tennessse Valley Authority - TVA; Electrical Industry;
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