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Bright Future: The Story of Freeport
Description: Promotional film about Freeport, Bahamas, which experienced phenomenal growth in the 1960s, due to an influx of industry and the city's convenient port.
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Clip #: TFA-278B
Length: 15:27
Year: 1965
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: Caribbean
Country: Bahamas
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1960s, Bahamas, Freeport, meeting of Freeport’s leading executives from varied backgrounds and businesses, President of Greater Freeport Industries William McGuinness, sign of varied registered offices, offices, plants and factories of varied industries, buildings being constructed, construction sites, Bellevue Court apartment complex, dairy factory, bakery, Bahamas Government Liaison Officer Anthony Knox Johnson, shoreline, rural field, aerial Freeport cityscape, banks, hospital, Mercantile Group President Gordon Musholt, shipping, cargo being unloaded from cargo ship, male worker using forklift to transport stacked crates into and out of truck, map showing Freeport’s location on North - South shipping routes and nearness to Florida coast, Hemisphere Agencies Limited President William Adams, Freeport Harbor, Freeport Harbour, cargo ships, trucks transporting cargo, roll-on/roll-off facilities, Freeport International Airport, Bahamas Airways plane taxiing and stopping for maintenance, British Overseas Airways Corporation jet landing and parked on tarmac, linemen working on power lines, aerial hotels and beaches, generating plant, line installer laying down telephone line and stringing line around trees, linemen, telephone building, aerial cityscape and industrial buildings, telecommunications building, female switchboard operators, telecommunications tower, schools, children sitting at desks in classroom, Freeport High School, ceremony, surgeons, surgery, scientists looking through microscope in laboratory, Kings Inn, ponds, pools, fountains, master plan proposal, men looking at plans and breaking ground for Freeport Savings & Loan Association, completed bank building, ponds, aerial water reservoir, buildings being constructed, cargo barge, local laborers, builder overseeing construction, ships refueling through underwater pipelines, Syntex research center and plant being constructed, Bahamas Cement Company plant official opening in 1965, Governor-General and Premier of the Bahamas in attendance, speeches being given, Chairman of U.S. Steel Roger Blough, audience applauding, Founder of Freeport Mr. Wallace Groves, President of Bahamas Cement Company James Jenks, Bahama Cement Company plant, limestone being dredged from harbor and stockpiled, cement plant adjacent to harbor, man diving into swimming pool, man playing golf, children playing with sand on beach, aerial industrial area, Mr. Reginald Nepsca of Holiday Inn International, Holiday Inn, outdoor swimming pool, man and woman wearing swimsuits dancing to live band, double decker bus, harbor, Official Information Centre, aerials coast and industrial areas, Founder of Freeport Mr. Wallace Groves, Grand Bahama Port Authority, varied industries and factories, executive meeting ending and executives shaking hands

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