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Pan American Highway
Description: The building of the Pan American Highway from Nuevo Laredo, New Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil through Central and South America.
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Clip #: TFA-111B
Length: 39:22
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: South America
Subject: Construction
Original: 16mm
Allis Chalmers tractor division, relief map of South America showing highways that connect countries. Nuevo Laredo, mule driven cart on Mexican Highway No 1, Monterrey, orange and lemon groves, Mexico City, Palace of Fine Arts, Floating Gardens with flower covered boats, man selling sarapes, car drives down dirt rutted road, southern indians dance the dance of the conquistadors in feathered costumes, Mayan temple ruins, burros thresh wheat, Suchiate river, Talisman bridge to Guatemala, women weaving cloth by hand, women with baskets on head, Guatemala City gardens and plazas, burro driven street car, El Salvador, San Salvador, car fording a river, San Lorenzo, Honduras, suspension bridge, men ride mules on rugged trail, Nicaragua, Tipitapa, Managua, Corinto harbor, men working on highway construction by hand, religious procession at Rivas, man pounding rice by hand, Costa Rica farmer plowing sugar cane field with ox, oxen pulled carts, San Jose, Cartago, unloading sacks of coffee, Talamanca mountain range, Paso del Muertos, Panama, native indians, devil dancers in striped costumes, banana harvesting, bunches of bananas, Panama canal, Panama City, Colon, Canal Zone, Mamoni River, Venezuela, La Guaira harbor, ocean liner, Caracas, bulldozer in jungle, Trans Andean highway, girls walking down dirt road, La Negra pass, threshing wheat with horses, Simon Bolivar bridge to Colombia, Bogota, Magdelena River Valley, Medellin, road grader, Dabeiba, Ecuador, Ipiales, open air fruit and vegetable market, sheep walking on road, dusty road, equatorial monument in Andes, Equator, Quito, cow grinds sugar cane, ox driven mill, gathering potatoes, herd of sheep on road, indians weaving, market, Guayaquil, port, sailboat, harbor, Bolivar monument, road through desert, highway, Chan Chan ruins, Lima, Peru, Catheral, Archbishops Palace, Government Palace, herd of llama on road, Andes mountains, valley, copper mine, smelting plant, vanadium, silver, llamas grazing, indian herdsman using sling, vicuna, Lake Titicaca, indian dancers in colorful costumes, La Paz, Bolivia, glacial streams, cows plowing, Chile, nitrate fields, Pacific shore, tractor, Santiago, Christ of the Andes pass, statue of Jesus with cross, Argentine pampas, cattle, Argentine beef, livestock, gaucho on horse with Boleadoras, sheep block road, sunset, Buenos Aires, trafic policeman, Atlantic beaches, Uruguay, Montevideo, bicycle riders, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, road grader, scraper, Allis Chalmers tractor, cattle cross road, Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf mountain, beaches beach umbrellas, street car, flower market, Corcovado mountain, statue of Christ the Redeemer,

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