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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Newsfilm of Grays Harbor County, ca. 1925-1933

Newsfilm of Grays Harbor County, ca. 1925-1933 is a collection of short clips taken from original 35mm nitrate film that may have been made by Anderson Photo Art and Commercial Photography of Aberdeen, Washington. The films were probably made to supplement national newsreels that were shown in local theatres, bringing the community activities of Grays Harbor County to life on the big screen.

Topics in the films include the wreck of the S. S. Halco, the opening of the Aberdeen-Willapa Highway, the annual training cruise of the U.S. Naval Reserve, and community events such as football games, parades, log rolling contests, speeches by local dignitaries, ice cream socials and picnics providing a rare view into life in Grays Harbor County, in the 1920s.

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