This collection principally consists of books and periodicals related to the history and government of the Pacific Northwest. All documents featured here are in the public domain, published by Eastern Washington University, or are posted under fair use protections or other exemptions within the United States Copyright code.
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Paul L. Weis, William L. Newman, and U.S. Geological Survey
This booklet describes the formation of the Channeled Scablands by a series of glacial floods. It includes photographs of formations formed by the activity described in the text.
This work was originally published in 1947 by the Government Printing Office for the Department of the Interior with SuDoc number (I 19.2:W 27/6/974).
Otis W. Freeman
Freeman describes the history of Grand Coulee beginning with the geologic origin of the place followed by a short discussion of the Grand Coulee Dam and why the location is suitable for the project. This publication also includes several photographs of the region and the Grand Coulee Dam project.
This work is 20 pages.
Joseph G. McMacken
This work discusses the formation of the Grand Coulee and its major geologic features. The last section of the work is about the Grand Coulee Dam and the irrigation of the Columbia Basin. In addition to McMacken's description, it also contains photographs, maps, and data about the Columbia Basin Project.
This work is 31 pages.
J Harlen Bretz
In this article, Bretz proposes the formation of the system of buttes and canyons known as the Chaneled Scablands are the result of a massive glacial flood. In Bretz's words, this region contains evidence of "vigorous subfluvial action."
This article is 32 pages.
J Harlen Bretz
In this article, Bretz describes two glaciers that reached then drained through the northern part of the Columbia basalt plateau. Based on the physical evidence, Bretz attempts to determine when the earlier Spokane glaciation occurred relative to the Wisconsin glaciation.
This publication is 7 pages long.
History of Kitsap County, Washington : its people, and its school districts : written with the co-operation of its children, 1915-1916
Kitsap County Superintendent's Office
This brief history of Kitsap County in Washington state includes a dedicatory poem to the children of Kitsap County, a map of the county and its school districts, a history of the county up to roughly 1915, and a paragraph on the history of each school district in the county as of 1915.