Memories of a Mill Town

Contributor(s): Ostrander, Lucy [filmmaker] | Sellers, Don [filmmaker] | Kanopy (Firm)Publisher number: 1126168 | KanopyPublisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file)Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): North American Studies | Race and Class StudiesOnline resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image Summary: This short historical documentary depicts the rise and fall of the largest sawmill in the world and how its legacy affects Bainbridge Island, Washington. At the turn of the 20th century, Port Blakely and its sawmill were better known than Seattle. This raw seaport and mill attracted immigrants from all over the world who were searching for a job and a better life in America. Stories and memories recalled by former residents and relatives reveal the surprising histories of the Native American, Scandinavian and Japanese communities that once thrived alongside each other in this bustling town.
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Originally produced by Stourwater Pictures in 2006.

This short historical documentary depicts the rise and fall of the largest sawmill in the world and how its legacy affects Bainbridge Island, Washington. At the turn of the 20th century, Port Blakely and its sawmill were better known than Seattle. This raw seaport and mill attracted immigrants from all over the world who were searching for a job and a better life in America. Stories and memories recalled by former residents and relatives reveal the surprising histories of the Native American, Scandinavian and Japanese communities that once thrived alongside each other in this bustling town.

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