June 1955 | Volume 6, Issue 4
Visual reports of two of our rivers reveal contrasts in their historical connections as well as their geographic surroundings. The story of The Connecticut River is provided in a Life filmstrip. Here is a treatment, in black and white still pictures, of a river that has long been a part of our economy and history. Color views of summer fields or winter snow might enhance the appeal of this usually placid river. The Colorado River is the subject of a film released by Bill Park Films (666 N. Robertson Drive, Los Angeles 46). This river requires all the motion and color in such a production to do it justice. The grandeur of the Colorado’s natural surroundings fills the screen. Coupled with this material, the film also gives attention to the ways in which the river influenced human history along its course.