Various landmarks in and near Olympia Washington, in Thurston County Washington, United States. Temple of Justice building (seen in brick as originally constructed). A man walking outside the home of the first Governor of Washington, Isaac Stevens, located on Capitol Way and Eleventh Street in Olympia Washington, and originally constructed around 1856. The home is in a dilapidated state and partially boarded up. View of the exterior of the Washington State Governor's Mansion in Olympia. A wooden wagon frame parked on the lawn. A car leaving from the covered portico on the driveway at the executive mansion. Scene changes to dock at Hood Canal as passengers board the S.S. Potlatch ferry steam ship. Views from the S.S. Potlatch underway in Hood Canal. A man looks over the edge of the tour ship. Wooded shoreline along areas of Hood Canal. Women and children on the deck of the ship. The ship stops at dock at Brinnon to offload passengers, and then continue on. The ship stops at Seabeck summer resort area. View from behind a young girl on the ship as it docks at Seabeck and people on dock greet the ship.
The American Unknown soldier of World War I before burial in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Remains of America's unknown hero sails aboard the USS Olympia (C-6) for America. A caisson carriage arrives at a harbor in France bearing the casket on October 25, 1921. Large crowd of soldiers and dignitaries present. France decorates the Unknown Hero as French officer reads citation for Legion of Honor medal. Officers crowd around the coffin. The ship USS Olympia (C-6) in the background. Sailors carry the coffin of the Unknown Soldier aboard the ship. French soldiers lay a wreath on the coffin. USS Olympia leaves the harbor. Next scene shows USS Olympia arriving in the United States at the Washington Navy Yard on November 9, 1921. Soldiers carry the casket off the ship. Unknown Soldier being received by U.S. Secretary of War John W. Weeks, U.S. Secretary of Navy Edwin Denby, U.S. Army General John J. Pershing, Commander of the U.S. Marines Major General John A. Lejeune. They salute as sailors carry the body past the military band. The flag draped casket is borne to the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. A horse drawn caisson takes the body as officers and soldiers follow.
Panorama of business district Tacoma in Washington, United States. Aerial view of buildings. A drawbridge. Ships at anchor. Pacific Avenue, the main business artery of Tacoma. Horse-drawn vans and pedestrian traffic. Several parks and open spaces in the city. Residential areas in the city. Point Defiance Park. Exterior of several buildings. Men walking in parks and towards the buildings. Complete change of scene, from Tacoma, to views of the first Thurston County Courthouse, in Olympia, Washington, where the State Legislature met in a new East Wing, from 1905 to 1927. (Aka the old Capitol).
Aftermath of the explosion that occurred at the H.J. Denn Powder Company in Olympia, Washington. Search and rescue party scavenge the wreckage of the destroyed factory.
William Greenwood builds 'Noah's Ark' at Olympia in Washington. William Greenwood builds his boat. Birds and animals near the boat. He believes that the world will come to an end in 1932 because of a tidal wave.
Glimpse of the U.S. Capitol dome. Members of Congress and associated staff and other persons are seen gathering in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC , on April 2, 1917,. for the first session of the 65th U.S. Congress of the United States (following a special session in March). Many people sit on the steps and others gather in clusters. Scene shifts to Jeannette Rankin, Republican representative from Montana, and the first woman elected to Congress. She and a man are trying to unfold a large American flag before the camera. Soon two more men help and they hold the flag spread out as Representative Rankin poses in front of it. Next, James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark, Democratic representative from Missouri (who would be elected Speaker of the House) shakes hands with James Robert Mann, Republican representative from Illinois, who served as House Minority Leader from 1911-1919. Elsewhere in Washington, Jeannette Rankin stands with suffragist Carrie Catt, in the back of an open car in front of the Washington D.C. headquarters of the National Woman's Suffrage Association. Rankin holds a bouquet of flowers. An American flag is displayed nearby. Next the car is seen pulling away, causing Rankin to fall back and sit, from where she was standing, in the back seat. Two more cars full of women follow. A cordon of police officers begins to move a crowd back, and two mounted policemen direct people away from the Capitol buildings. (Note: In this first session of the 65th Congress , on April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declaration war on Germany.)