keywords: history of america, appalachian mountains, forests, streams, ducks, deer, turkey, buffalo, gold mine town, logging
Synopsis: The story of America - it's people, culture and economic history, written in wood, is told in celebration of our Nation's coming of age '200'. The camera retraces the course of America's growth; from its infancy, through robust childhood and adventurous youth, to mature adulthood - all cradled by an astonishing forest mantle that stretches from coast to coast... (read more)
Lifestyle of people living in the Appalachian Mountain region showing hunting with dogs, making roofing shingles by hand, caning a rocking chair, splitting rails for fencing, quilting, country church congregation and housing of the area.
Farther west, scenes of buffalo and cattle grazing on rolling grasslands, land ship wagons, Chimney Rock in Nebraska, the remains of a gold mining town, saw mills, aerial logging, early railroad engines and the start of America's forest conservation effort by Gifford Pinchot.
Plus scenes of flowing streams, nature scenes, a bear running through a stream and your assorted mountain goat.