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Description: Children and adults eating lunch outside sitting on cars. 1928 Ford pickup truck. Girl carries picnic basket for meal. Dog brings leather case in mouth. Girls wearing knitted hats sitting on running boards with plates and food on laps eating and drinking. Smile and laugh at camera. CU knife cutting frosted cake in tin pan. CU knife cutting pie with icing. hand pulls out very large piece. Children clean up after eating lunch outside by burning their garbage and burying it.Boys with caps pickup trash and picnic debris and put it in a pit dug in the ground and light it afire. They cover the ashes with dirt and tamp it down Man in suit and hat instructs children wearing caps and holding farmong tools how to use hoe to dig holes and plant trees. Kids learn forest conservation. CU man uses mattox to dig hole. talks to kids, digs another hole, steps off three paces and digs another hole. children digging holes in a row on hillside. conservation, forestry, Girls with Buster Brown haircuts on hands and knees pulling up clumps of tree seedlings and putting them in wooden crate. CU bucket of seedlings, Man in suit shows girls wearing hats and winter clothing seedlings and how to plant them. PAN across field with kids playing. CU man pulling seedling clump from bucket, separating one tree and planting in hole in dirt Classroom, movie plays on screen, child raises hand and answers question from the teacher. School, film projector, student raises window shade, girl raises hand, stands up and speaks, teacher responds and sits down at desk. education, desks, learning Southern Appalachian forest. PAN across lush mountain valley, forest dense with trees, tall fir trees dissolve to blighted deforested field with dead trees, men measuring stumps carrying axe, bare hills stripped of all trees, filed with small newly planted conifer fir trees, reforested, lush valley School children and adult chaperones leave school get in cars and travel to the countryside to help plant trees. One room country schoolhouse. 1928 sedan car and pickup truck parked in front. Kids and adults het into vehicles and drive away. Drive down country road to tree nursery. Students and teachers walk two by two into field of short trees carrying buckets and laughing. Men preparing tree seedlings - red pine - and loading them onto trucks. CU hands stuffing groups of plants into wooden box, pressing down with feet. Label: 10,000 red pine seedlings for Watson School from N.Y Conservation Dept. Men laod crates into back of Model-T Ford pickup truck and drive down dirt country road. Man heels in bunches of seedlings in group on ground with shovel
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Clip #: TFA-148A
Length: 16:20
Year: 1928
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Subject: Environment
Original: 16mm

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