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Columbia River, Economic Lifeline of the North
Description: Follows the flow of the Columbia River that runs through Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and is responsible for providing significant commerce to the Pacific Northwest region.
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Clip #: TFA-259E
Length: 14:24
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Washington
Subject: Rivers
Original: 16mm
1960’s, Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, Columbia River, Columbia Basin, topographic map, shimmering water, Grand Coulee Dam, twelve giant pipes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Lake, reservoir, car driving over Dam, hydroelectric plant, workers monitoring water turbine, worker reading and writing down gauge levels, transmission towers, irrigation pumps supplying water through canals to agricultural fields, ditch rider turning on pump and water starting to flow through canals, farmers using agricultural machinery to harvest crops, Bonneville Dam, salmon jumping up fish ladder, workers using nets to relocate salmon, Hanford Site, Hanford Works, , uranium used in rods encased in metal containers, workers remotely moving around radioactive material in chambers, heavy concrete walls and water shielding workers from radioactivity in uranium vials, McNary Dam, bridge opening to allow cargo ferry boat to pass down Columbia River, locks, canals, logger felling tree and yelling “timber” as it falls, logs being trucked from forest to river, logs being towed downstream to lumber mill, logs being cut into lumber, topographic map showing Columbia River providing trade routes between Seattle and Spokane, seagoing traffic from Pacific Ocean traveling on Columbia River headed for Portland, helmsman at controls of cargo ship and using radio, Okanogan apples, worker picking apples from trees, worker emptying sack of apples into container, Portland, cityscape and barges traveling down Willamette River, street scenes, pedestrian crossing, Port of Portland, international cargo ships and flags, stevedores load boxes of cargo into cargo ship hold, dockside cargo distribution shed, worker monitoring boxes of cargo that passes past, cargo barge traveling on river, map showing Columbia River running through Washington and British Columbia, Canada, Arrow Lake, new serious of dams under construction, flowers along banks of Columbia River

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