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Rufus Woods, the Columbia River, and the Building of Modern Washington

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Rufus Woods--for more than 40 years the editor and publisher of the Wenatchee Daily World--has often been called the High Priest of the Columbia River. From his editorial platform, Woods tirelessly promoted Wenatchee and north central Washington and long advocated the economic development of the Columbia River.

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A biography of the longtime publisher of Washington's Wenatchee Daily World and advocate for the Grand Coulee dam on the Columbia, detailing his early life, his immigration to Washington as a young man, his ventures in the newspaper business, and his influence on local, state, and national politics. Includes b&w photos. Plans to publish a cloth edition are cancelled.
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Rufus Woods, for more than forty years the publisher of the Wenatchee Daily World, has often been called the "High Priest of the Columbia River". No person deserves the title more. From the editorial platform of the World, Woods tirelessly promoted Wenatchee and north central Washington. For decades he pegged his brightest hopes for the region's future on a huge Columbia River dam in the isolated Grand Coulee region. From 1918 through Grand Coulee's completion in 1941, Woods enthusiastically promoted the largest dam-building project in American history. Woods got his dam, but not the Wenatchee boom he desired. The project was possible only because of federal financing. With that financing came federal control of the system, including a vast maze of power lines emanating from Grand Coulee's hydroelectric plant that sends electricity to larger cities such as Portland and Seattle. Even so, Woods's beloved home grew during his lifetime, and much of that economic development can be attributed to his single-minded effort to boost the region.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874221220
Author:
Ficken, Robert E.
Publisher:
Washington State University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Publishers and publishing
Subject:
Woods, Rufus
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.) History.
Subject:
US History-General
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.02x6.07x.86 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Rufus Woods, for more than forty years the publisher of the Wenatchee Daily World, has often been called the "High Priest of the Columbia River". No person deserves the title more. From the editorial platform of the World, Woods tirelessly promoted Wenatchee and north central Washington. For decades he pegged his brightest hopes for the region's future on a huge Columbia River dam in the isolated Grand Coulee region. From 1918 through Grand Coulee's completion in 1941, Woods enthusiastically promoted the largest dam-building project in American history. Woods got his dam, but not the Wenatchee boom he desired. The project was possible only because of federal financing. With that financing came federal control of the system, including a vast maze of power lines emanating from Grand Coulee's hydroelectric plant that sends electricity to larger cities such as Portland and Seattle. Even so, Woods's beloved home grew during his lifetime, and much of that economic development can be attributed to his single-minded effort to boost the region.
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