Glimpses of Washington State (1940)
APPROVED · 9min · Documentary, Short · 1 January 1940
This Traveltalk visit to Washington begins in the Wenatchee River valley in the central part of the state, where apples are the chief commercial crop. In Spokane, we see the Sunken Gardens (later called the John W. Duncan Gardens) in Manito Park. In Olympia, the campus of the state capitol is surrounded by flowers. At Long Beach, in the southwest corner of the state is the beginning of a sand roadbed that stretches for 27 miles. After a glimpse of canoeing on the Quinault River, we get an airplane passenger's view of the San Juan Islands. Finally, we get to see some sights on the Columbia River, including the Rock Island Dam and the not-yet-finished Grand Coulee Dam, largest concrete structure in the United States.
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