Enhancing Guemes Island Life


Western Washington University recently posted two broadcasts from KVOS Television archives, "regarding the 1966 attempt by Northwest Aluminum Company to build an aluminum plant on Guemes Island...The film features short interviews with people in favor of and opposed to the proposed industrial development." One company representative insists the industrial development will enhance Guemes Island life. [View]

Washington State Congressman Lloyd Meeds points to a map of Guemes Island. Senator Henry Jackson and an unidentified man (perhaps the Devil) discuss the proposed aluminum smelter in 1966.


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