President Franklin D. Roosevelt opens the impressive Boulder Dam on the Colorado river.
Item title reads - Boulder Dam opened.
Boulder Dam, Colorado, United States of America (USA).
M/S of President Franklin D. Roosevelt making a speech about the new Boulder dam between Arizona and Nevada. He touches the lever which starts the first turbine, various shots of the turbines and other mechanisms, M/S of a man turning a wheel. L/S as water pours out of the rocks in front of the huge dam. Various shots as water gushes out. L/S aerial view of the dam, the cars driving on the highway above look tiny, the camera pans around the back of the dam. M/S of an aeroplane flying over it. L/S of the dam in the middle of the mountains showing its magnitude.
Note: the Boulder dam is now called the Hoover dam. There is a shorter version of this story entitled 'Boulder Dam' in 36/77 on *PM0889*.