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The Southwestern States
Description: Educational film detailing general history, agriculture and modern industry of the Southwestern region of the United States.
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Clip #: TFA-315B
Length: 10:15
Year: 1954
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Southwest, Southwestern region, map showing outlined Southwest states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Rocky Mountain plateau, arrow pointing to high level plain at eastern boundary of plateau, mountains at northern boundary of plateau, map showing rainfall heaviest in East and streams flowing through fertile farmland, Mississippi Basin, Gulf of Mexico, arrow pointing to Colorado River on western side of Arizona, Gulf of lower California, dry plateau, desert, mountains, volcanic cinder bones, Grand Canyon National Park, park ranger pointing out sights in distance to tourists, park ranger giving tourists guided tour of Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Chaco canyon ruins, Santa Fe, New Mexico, archeologist investigating ancient ruins, map showing areas of Spanish 16th century explorations, conquistadors, Spanish missions, Indian woman weaving on loom, Spanish and native Indian intermarriage, cowboys mounted on horses, Rio Grande, Gila River Basin, prehistoric irrigation systems reflected in modern large scale agricultural efforts, farm workers picking cotton, cattle ranch on plateau, large cattle herd roaming on Southwestern Tablelands range, sheep flocks grazing and being herded on range, map showing sheep production on eastern portion of plateau, mohair producing sheep in southwest Texas subregion, turkey ranch, Arizona, copper mine, Arizona and New Mexico map showing locations of copper, gold and silver, zinc and lead mining, petroleum, untapped coal underlying Indian reservations, rainfall heaviest in Texas and Oklahoma, routes of early Spanish explorers on map of Southwestern states, Texas, Alamo, Texas flag, Oklahoma map showing locations of Indian tribes following wandering buffalo herds on great plains, Indian men wearing cowboy hats, large central strip of land in Oklahoma open to migration of white settlers in 1889, map showing modern southwestern population heavily located in fertile regions of Eastern plains and gulf coast, cattle ranch herd, map showing heavy cotton production in Texas and Oklahoma, cotton being produced in factory, stacked bales of cotton, African American workers picking cotton, rice field, rice being processed, lower Rio Grande Valley, male workers carrying baskets of freshly harvested produce, grapefruit orchard, map showing Winter Wheat Belt in northernmost part of region, corn harvesting, Oklahoma’s cotton belt, cotton being baled, eastern Oklahoma coal field, coal mining, piles of chats marking locations of zinc production, male worker using forklift to raise stacked zinc, petroleum production, large oil fields, oil derricks, map showing locations of oil fields, Port Arthur, Port Arthur Refinery, map showing cargo being exported from Texas Gulf ports, map showing Southwestern raw material production, manufactured goods being received from other regions to southwest, map showing prominent southwestern cities, city street scenes, traffic, high rise buildings, shop signs, archeologist investigating ancient ruins, vast irrigated citrus farm, sheep and goat being herded on western plateau, ancient ruins in canyon, cattle herd grazing on ranch pasture, modern industry, Alamo 1950s, Southwest, Southwestern region, map showing outlined Southwest states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Rocky Mountain plateau, arrow pointing to high level plain at eastern boundary of plateau, mountains at northern boundary of plateau, map showing rainfall heaviest in East and streams flowing through fertile farmland, Mississippi Basin, Gulf of Mexico, arrow pointing to Colorado River on western side of Arizona, Gulf of lower California, dry plateau, desert, mountains, volcanic cinder bones, Grand Canyon National Park, park ranger pointing out sights in distance to tourists, park ranger giving tourists guided tour of Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Chaco canyon ruins, Santa Fe, New Mexico, archeologist investigating ancient ruins, map showing areas of Spanish 16th century explorations, conquistadors, Spanish missions, Indian woman weaving on loom, Spanish and native Indian intermarriage, cowboys mounted on horses, Rio Grande, Gila River Basin, prehistoric irrigation systems reflected in modern large scale agricultural efforts, farm workers picking cotton, cattle ranch on plateau, large cattle herd roaming on Southwestern Tablelands range, sheep flocks grazing and being herded on range, map showing sheep production on eastern portion of plateau, mohair producing sheep in southwest Texas subregion, turkey ranch, Arizona, copper mine, Arizona and New Mexico map showing locations of copper, gold and silver, zinc and lead mining, petroleum, untapped coal underlying Indian reservations, rainfall heavier in Texas and Oklahoma, routes of early Spanish explorers on map of Southwestern states, Texas, Alamo, Texas flag, Oklahoma map showing locations of Indian tribes following wandering buffalo herds on great plains, Indian men wearing cowboy hats, large central strip of land in Oklahoma open to migration of white settlers in 1889, map showing modern southwestern population heavily located in fertile regions of Eastern plains and gulf coast, cattle ranch herd, map showing heavy cotton production in Texas and Oklahoma, cotton being produced in factory, stacked bales of cotton, African American workers picking cotton, rice field, rice being processed, lower Rio Grande Valley, male workers carrying baskets of freshly harvested produce, grapefruit orchard, map showing Winter Wheat Belt in northernmost part of region, corn harvesting, Oklahoma’s cotton belt, cotton being baled, eastern Oklahoma coal field, coal mining, piles of chats marking locations of zinc production, male worker using forklift to raise stacked zinc, petroleum production, large oil fields, oil derricks, map showing locations of oil fields, Port Arthur, Port Arthur Refinery, map showing cargo being exported from Texas Gulf ports, map showing Southwestern raw material production, manufactured goods being received from other regions to southwest, map showing prominent southwestern cities, city street scenes, traffic, high rise buildings, shop signs, archeologist investigating ancient ruins, vast irrigated citrus farm, sheep and goat being herded on western plateau, ancient ruins in canyon, cattle herd grazing on ranch pasture, modern industry, Alamo


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