Written and Produced By
Director of Photography
Jean De Segonzac
Assistant Sound Editor
Caleb Oglesby, Videogenix
Audio Post Production
E. Buk Antiques
Dr. Albert D. Spicer
Leslie A. Bengston
Robert M. Schact
Lester F. Shaal
The Rhode Island Historical Society
Springs Historical Society
Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
UCLS Film and Television Archive
Mystic Seaport Museum
John E. Allen, Inc.
20th Century Fox Movietonews
The East Hampton Star
The Westerly Sun
The Providence Journal
Rhode Island Historical Society
Village of Westhampton Beach
Eleanor L. Mudge
Lois Anne Silvia
Rick Smith, Rhode Island Film Office
Christ Church, Westerly, Rhode Island
Biltmore Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
A Lennon Documentary Group film for
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When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.