DROUGHT IN THE MID-WEST A map of midwestern states in the U.S. that were affected by drought. The dry fields and starving animals that farmers fought to save during the drought. The construction of Hoover Dam as part of an irrigation system the government helped to create.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:02:23:00, With Audio
MELTING SNOWS BRING WASHINGTON FLOODS Airplane pilot POV and aerials of the flooded Western Valley near Kent, Washington below. Mid-winter thaws bring on the worst flood in a century immersing roads and houses underneath roaring flood waters. Sand bags are laid down in an attempt to keep rising waters at bay.
FIRST CIVIL DEFENSE COORDINATING CENTER Near Wheaton, Illinois, a civil defense control center designed to withstand a near-direct nuclear blast opens. The bomb shelter will provide an emergency nerve center for disaster relief work in Chicago, Gary and Hammond.rn
WILLKIE HAILED IN MIDWEST Countless thousands turn out to cheer the Republican candidate, Wendell Willke, during a tour of Indiana and Illinois, winding up at the Chicago Stadium where a record crowd of 33,000 hears him in a fighting speech during the Presidential campaign.
WILLKIE HAILED IN MIDWEST - 2 On the eve of what may be the closest election in many years, the Republican candidate takes another "swing" in Illinois and Ohio. Huge crowds turn out; in one town of a population of 5,000, over 100,000 gather to see him.
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