Mar 10, 2015byDepartment of Agriculture. Farm Security Administration. Information Division
On the cause and effects of floods and waste lands drained by the Mississippi River. Reel 1 traces the growing of the river from its sources to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows construction of levees, cotton picking, river shipping, and lumbering activities. Reel 2 consists mostly of various scenes of the river during the 1937 flood. Includes shots of cotton being loaded on ships. Reel 3 shows flood damage and activities in a Southern home which reflect poverty. Shows construction of Norris Dam and... Topics: Civilians, Cotton, Dams, Flood control, Floods, Forests and forestry, Lumbering, Military bases,...