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The Gulf Coast: The South's Land of Opportunity
Description: An educational film from the 1960s about the Gulf Coast of the U.S.
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Clip #: TFA-397C
Length: 14:36
Year: 1963
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Florida
Subject: Resorts
Original: 16mm
1960s, McGraw-Hill Films, geography, educational films, Gulf Coast, Southern United States, United States South, waterskiing, Gulf Coast on map, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Miami, aerial Miami Beach and hotels / resorts, children / teenagers playing on beach with beach ball, building sandcastles and running into water, nightlife, neon signs of hotels illuminated at night, Florida resort towns on map, tourism, recreation, resorts, hotels, woman diving into outdoor swimming pool, woman lying face down on sand with eyes closed, farming, agriculture, crop field, produce, crops, farmer using pump to remove excess water from field, irrigation ditches, swampland being cleared and drained, orange trees, citrus and rice areas shown on map, rice combine harvester, Southern Louisiana, sugarcane harvesting, sugar mill, bananas from Central / South America arriving at port and being transferred from ships to trucks on conveyors, pine forests, logging, trees being felled, logs being hoisted and chained onto truck, forklift being used to place logs onto conveyor, log passing through giant peeler to remove bark and sliced by saw into boards, tree being tapped and sap collected in trough, naval stores industry, products produced by Newton Naval Stores Company, Wiggins, Mississippi, farm, grazing cattle, cattlemen, young rancher learning from father, Santa Gertrudis cattle, troughs being filled with food, cattle eating out of troughs, map showing location of mineral resources, salt, sulphur, phosphate, lime, oil fields, Gulf of Mexico, offshore drilling, petroleum, oil refinery, crude oil and natural pipelines, map showing locations of ports, Houston Ship Channel, Houston, oil industry, railroad, Port of Houston, cargo being loaded onto ships, cityscape and highway, Louisiana, New Orleans, “President” steamboat, map showing routes of ships to and from New Orleans, Port of New Orleans, cargo being unloaded, street scenes, traffic, pedestrians, tourism, tourists, French influence on street names and architecture, Jackson Square, skyline, cityscape, summary

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