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Description: Sullivan C. Richardson, Arnold Whitaker and Kenneth C. Van Hee drive from the United States through Mexico in a Plymouth Sedan on the first part of the historic Sullivan C. Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition.
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Clip #: TFA-226B
Length: 17:21
Year: 1950
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Country Road
Original: 16mm
1950s, Mexico, Americas on globe, Pan-American highway, map showing Sullivan C. Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition of 1940-1 path, Washington D.C., Pan-American building, Pan-American Union, Director General L.S. Rowe shaking hands with member of expedition in front of their Plymouth Sedan, expedition arriving in Nogales, Arizona, Mexico, border, car pulling up to Custom's House, member of expedition shaking hands with Mexican officials, car driving through forest of giant cactus, car struggling to drive through mud, camp sent up in open, man shaving while looking at reflection in car mirror, car driving through river, wild birds in river bayous, herons, Whitaker and Van Hee looking at countryside view from hill, car driving through valley on rough road, natives carrying produce walking barefoot on roads, pack burros, ox cart, market, market stands, car stopped along rocky shoreline at night, Mazatlán, Mazatlan, man from expedition lying in bed roll on ledge over water, silhouette of man from expedition climbing staircase overlooking shoreline, Mexico City, Secretariat of the Interior Headquarters Building, Secretariat of Interior Miguel Alemán Valdés and government official shaking hands with members of expedition, ancient relics, sacrificial stone, Aztec Calendar Stone, National Museum of Anthropology, gold brooch encrusted with gems, golden bell, lush mountainous region, plateau, farmers threshing wheat in primitive way, wheat being spread over ground and burros driven over to grind it, variety of flora, cacti, cactuses, Oaxaca, Monte Albán ruins, Monte Alban, ancient jewelry and gold mask from Monte Albán tomb, Oaxaca Museum, men walking through Mitla ruins, stone columns and veneers cut into geometric patterns, pictographic frescos, men clearing debris from makeshift road, car driving through rough mountain road, car struggling to drive over jagged boulders, car driving through river, car crossing river on makeshift ferry made from canoes, Southern Mountain region, tiny village, de San Juan, mud houses with tile roofs, natives gathered around expedition car, native boy holding up burro to show member of expedition seated in car, boy petting chained up anteater, iguanas, native children running after car as it drives away, car driving through foothills road, village, banana plantation, workers cutting down banana bunch from palm, Tapachula, plaza, people gathered around car, dented plymouth sedan, pencil pointed to route through Latin America to Cape Horn

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