This is a wonderful film about which tells the history of the Western United States. California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon and others are all thoroughly dissected for their economic, cultural, industrial, and geographic attributes. Mining and forestry and focused upon. Given that this film was produced in the 1950’s, it offers interesting perspective and funky old footage of this fascinating part of America. Throughout the film, the rugged spirit and freedom of the west is championed by the triumphant voice of the narrator.