View of Tacoma seaport in Washington, United States. Workers at the dockyard. Crane being used to unload gold ore from the ship.1935.
Tacoma Narrows bridge collapses in Tacoma, Washington. Vehicles passing under Tacoma bridge. Car parked on the bridge as it starts swaying. The Tacoma bridge, aka "Galloping Gertie" collapses from the center. Part of broken bridge falls into water.
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).
Sightseers and several parked cars are seen on one bank of the Tacoma Narrows. They are watching undulations of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, called "Galloping Gertie" in the State of Washington, United States. Scene shifts to the bridge roadway as vibrations and oscillations increase leading to the total destruction of the the bridge. Pulsating winds blowing through the narrows caused vibrations of the bridge to reach its natural resonance frequency resulting in increased amplitude of oscillations until the structure was destroyed. Leonard Coatsworth, a Tacoma newspaper editor, is seen walking from the bridge near its end after abandoning his car, which is still on the bridge, until it collapses.
'Strikers battle guardsmen as bayonets flash'. Lumber mill strikers clash with National Guardsmen in Tacoma, Washington. Guardsmen use cold steel and gas bombs to disperse strikers. Strikers set a jeep ablaze in the street.
Clam diggers in Tacoma walk along the beach looking for Goeduck clams spouting water. They point towards some spouts, and begin digging for clams using shovels. Afterwards, they show several Goeduck clams they have dug from the sand.