Learning To Deal With Disasters!
In the late 18th century, Indian raids became common until their defeat in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The Treaty of Greenville that followed opened the floodgates for thousands of settlers who came to the region and soon Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Youngstown were established. Ohio thus became the 17th state on March 1, 1803 and by the middle of the 19th century it was well on it’s way to becoming a major industrial state. Canals and railroads, which had created a much faster trade route, played a major role in Ohio’s progress.
After the civil war, industry expanded rapidly with Benjamin Goodrich opening a rubber plant in Akron and John Rockefeller founding the Standard Oil Company in Cleveland. Ohio became a top manufacturing state of machinery and furniture.
During the great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency, was formed. It provided hundreds of jobs and also came to the rescue of the thousands who were marooned when the Ohio River overflowed its banks. The WPA helped in creating many flood-control dams and reservoirs throughout the state. This DVD provides a fascinating peek at the northeastern corner of the prosperous state of Ohio and explains why it clamis to be the "best location in the nation".
Some of the clips you will see on this DVD set are: Man Against the River
This historic documentary describes the work of members of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in how they helped refugees and victims of a winter flood of the raging Ohio River. Scenes of total devastation are shown, with homes and other establishments submerged under the icy-cold waters. The film also focuses on the relief work done by the WPA and the fire brigade, damming up rivers, building sidewalks, building refugee shelters, providing essentials such as food and medicines and generally cleaning up.
Sponsor: U.S. Works Projects Administration
Producer: Pathe News, Inc.
Color: BLACK & WHITE
The Power to Serve
Produced by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, this documentary provides a delightful tour of the company and its manifold activities. It shows how the company keeps the North Eastern corner of Ohio supplied with electricity round the clock and explains why this is the best place in the United States.
Sponsor: Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
Producer: jam Handy Organization
Sponsored by the Ohio State Highway Patrol this educational film is intended to warn citizens of the grave dangers of ignoring traffic regulations. It contains graphic images of accident sights. The heart-rending footage was shot just minutes after the tragedies in which many careless drivers and their unfortunate co-passengers were maimed or killed. The producers single out carelessness as the most common cause of these accidents.
Sponsor: Ohio State Highway Patrol (indirectly)
Producer: Highway Safety Films, Inc.
DVD One: 01:00:34
This fascinating DVD showcases three amazing facets of the State of Ohio - its resilience and uncanny ability to face and bounce back from grave disasters, its relentless pursuit of progress and its deep concern for the safety and well being of its citizens.
Each of these aspects is dealt with in an insightful manner in the three magnificently preserved films that you will witness in this historic DVD. Excellent footage of the floods that ravaged the state in the 30s demonstrates the severity of the situation and also highlights the state’s preparedness in facing such disasters.
The Jam Handy produced documentary on the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company is a fabulous discourse on the company’s activities. Characterized by Handy’s obsession for detail and professional handling, the film acquaints you with the Company and its workers through graphic shots and charming narration.
The gruesome images of road accidents in the clip "Signal 30" should melt the hearts of even the staunchest detractors of safety regulations. While the scenes themselves may be disturbing, the message they convey is a significant and strangely comforting one - observe traffic regulations and your safety is guaranteed.
Yes, Ohio, has always been one of the most ‘happening places’ in the country and this DVD provides a fabulous insight into the lives of people who have made it their home. Thrilling, edifying and shocking, this DVD is a collector’s delight and is certain to enthrall viewers with invaluable historic facts.
"While all the three films on this fascinating DVD are outstanding in their own right, the one entitled "Signal 30" especially touched me. I am sure it wasn’t an easy decision to include those ghastly scenes of fatal accidents in the film, but as they say, the ends justify the means. I now keep a careful eye on my speedometer these days and I am quite certain that many like me, have started taking traffic regulations more seriously after seeing this wonderful and thought provoking documentary. Thanks everybody at a2zcds for this wonderful reminder of how important it is for all of us to follow traffic regulations while driving."
Customer's Name: Amanda Clemens (Concord, New Hampshire)
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