Historical Films of Interest

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Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 15th, 2012, 11:13 am

This thread is for any historical films of interest relating to the Pacific NW.


I'll start it with this stunning documentary on the construction of the Bridge of the Gods from 1928. Check out those shots of the rapids in the background!



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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 15th, 2012, 11:17 am



Anyone know where the scene from 1:20 was shot?

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 15th, 2012, 12:31 pm



Some great footage in this one, however, I cannot fathom why it does not include the Mitchell Point tunnel. Baffling!

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Post by RobFromRedland » August 15th, 2012, 5:50 pm

Those were really cool.....Man, if an OSHA inspector saw those guys building that bridge, he would have a cow!!! :D
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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by mayhem » August 16th, 2012, 9:58 am

Way cool!! It really is fantastic how red hot rivets are just thrown around all nochalantly as if they were nothing more than a harmless large chunk of metal :)
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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by payslee » August 16th, 2012, 10:41 am

So much awesomeness. thank you Thank you!

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 16th, 2012, 2:53 pm

From the Oregon channel on YouTube:




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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 16th, 2012, 3:29 pm



There's a part II, also, but it focuses on dams and I found it rather depressing to watch.

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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Grannyhiker » August 16th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Commercial films: Anyone remember the Disney nature film (early 1960's, I believe), Charlie the Lonesome Cougar? The climax scene was filmed on the log flume that used to be on the north side of the Columbia Gorge, towards Hood River. The flume is long gone now. In the late 1980's a few traces of it could be seen if you looked carefully from the Oregon side. I haven't looked recently, mostly because I don't feel safe gawking across the river while trying to drive on I-84, and I haven't yet been able to train Hysson (see my avatar) to drive! The movie is still available on DVD.
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Re: Historical Films of Interest

Post by Chase » August 17th, 2012, 10:30 am

Thanks, Grannyhiker! It looks like the CuriousGorge guy (sorry, can never remember his name) uploaded that scene. Looks like a fun film. I wonder how they got that cat to do what it did.

I also have looked for remnants of the flume and never seen them. Anyone want to chime in with photos or tips?


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