Item SR23_T01 - Dedication of Bonneville Dam (Radio Cut) [Sound Recording 1]

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Dedication of Bonneville Dam (Radio Cut) [Sound Recording 1]


  • 1937-09-29 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:08:21

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Earl Wilcox Snell was born in Olex, Oregon on July 11, 1895 and completed his education at Oregon Institute of Technology in Portland. He served in WWI and entered state politics as a Republican in 1927. After tenures as speaker of the Oregon House and as Secretary of State between 1933 and 1942, Snell was elected governor. He was the incumbent when he died in an airplane crash on October 29, 1947.

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Tape 1, Side 1. Recorded on September 29th 1937 at the opening of the Bonneville Dam and edited for the radio, the tape includes a message from Oregon Secretary of State Earl Snell about traffic safety and excerpts from a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about urban development and growth, hydro-electricity, the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River development, regional planning and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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No Copyright - United States

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President Roosevelt dedicating Bonneville Dam, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937 September 29, SR 23, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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11.5 MiB


May 31, 2018 12:13 PM

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