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HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST -- THE PLACE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
A SPECTACULAR VISUAL CHRONOLOGY ON THE HISTORICAL BIRTHPLACE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Includes a multitude of century-old rare photographs from three coveted archival collections including the famed University of Washington Special Collections. This awe-inspiring feature length historical documentary contains an inspiring cinematic sound track, a smooth professional narration, and informative interviews with regional experts and historians.
Imagine the awe of standing in a field during the ancient Pleistocene Era 12,000 years ago as ancient mastodon hunters tracked their prey. Imagine returning thousands of years later to the same location and seeing proud natives carefully carving spectacular totem poles and sea kayaks from old growth cedar trees. Return in several hundred years and place yourself on the edge of a cozy little bay where Explorer Captain George Vancouver landed in 1792 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for King George -- the same King George of the Revolutionary War.
Return to this place again and gaze at some of the largest and oldest trees in the entire world -- trees that rival even the redwoods. Then witness the determined pioneers who came from around the world to carve out a life in the wilderness. Visualize the first pioneer homesteads in the Old Northwest, and think about what the first old growth saw mill looked like. Imagine a place with bustling logging camps, classic Old-West street facades, muscular teams of oxen, a mechanical wonder called a steam donkey, and sternwheel riverboats. Think about the first firefighters, the first postman, and even the first mud roads.
Then visualize monumental Indian treaties, the first missions and schools, and so many different types of steam locomotives that it is hard to keep track. If that isn't enough, witness the very first horse drawn school buses called "Kid Wagons"; gaze upon the mysterious skulls of Ghost Point, and then witness a sea food feast as proud natives come together in a Potlatch celebration in their unique traditional Long Houses.
There is such an exciting and enjoyable history to experience with this film, and yet all of this monumental history occurred in one unique place. You are invited to find out where that special place is -- and in the process enjoy a spectacular documentary that you will be proud to share with family, friends, and anyone who appreciates our historical heritage. This film will undoubtedly become a treasured addition to your coveted video collection. Great for families! Great for kids! Great for Adults! Great for Everyone.
A Spectacular Educational and Entertainment DVD that you will treasure long into the future.
"...a substantial contribution to the history of the region, probably not previously acknowledged or written about. The DVD is an excellent source for historical photographs ... early logging practices. Maki did a good job of bringing it all together and making it interesting. He no doubt has other film documentary projects in mind"
Robert C. Arnold
Editor/Movie Critic, Kingfisher Journal
"With captivating images and stirring narration, he describes the landing of Captain Vancouver in Tulalip Bay, the first missions and schools in the Pacific Northwest, and the monumental contributions of the Native Americans of the area..."
Editor, Film Reviewer, North County Journal