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California Trip, Hoover Dam, circa 1931-1936


Scope and Contents

A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip 01.dv 00:00:14 clip of mountain scenery. • Clip 02.dv: 0 – 00:03:00 Opens with California scenery, construction of Hoover Dam; people in unidentified city before returning to dam, rural, mountain scenery; 00:07:18 sign for Top of Tennessee Pass in winter; 00:07:25 train in winter; 00:08:56 men wearing “Terraplane“ sweaters lined up on a mountain road next to their race cars, cars are shown racing away individually on a winding mountain/hill road from the camera and the clip ends at 00:10:01. • Clip 03.dv: 0 – picks up in middle of cars racing up hillside; spectators looking at cars with owners; 00:01:23 people gathering at viewing site on mountain; 00:01:49 Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway engine and car coming up the hillside, passengers disembarking, views down hillside; ends at 00:02:56.


  • circa 1931-1936


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From the Collection: 1 Gigabytes (Digitized films)

From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (2 DVDs)

From the Collection: .15 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States