Accession Number : ADA627168


Title :   Northwest Passages: A History of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Volume II 1920-1970


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEATTLE WA SEATTLE DISTRICT


Personal Author(s) : Willingham, William F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627168.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : The United States Anny Corps of Engineers continues to be the preeminent public engineering organization in the world. The Seattle District, US Army Corps of Engineers, has capably served the Nation and the Pacific Northwest since 1896. In 1992 we published the first volume of our history under the title Northwest Passages: A History of the Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1896-1920. Now, we are pleased to present the second volume of this important series that covers the period 1920-1970. This volume covers a very dynamic and productive era for the Seattle District. It highlights the increasing importance of coordinating work with other Districts and with other Federal agencies. It recounts the challenges of managing the rivers of the Pacific Northwest to support the economic prosperity of the nation and coping with the ensuing cultural and environmental issues. This volume denotes the contributions of the District toward the nation s efforts in World War II and explains the involvement with civil projects in the post-war era. This volume has pictures of many facilities that are the end products of the District s work over this 50-year period. It also pays tribute to the creativity, determination, and commitment to service of the men and women of the District whose energy made that period a particularly dynamic one.


Descriptors :   *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *HISTORY , CONSTRUCTION , PLANNING , SECOND WORLD WAR , WASHINGTON(STATE) , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE