Don McCune Library

Lynden, WA

Lynden, WA
90 minutes - $24.95

This DVD contains the three programs described below.

Lynden Plow Match
1975 – 30 minutes

Crowds gather in Lynden, Washington to watch local farming families compete in the annual Draft Horse Plow Match. The history and heritage of the draft horse is told as contestants demonstrate their skill in plowing straight and even furrows with these huge, hard-working horses. Ornate harnesses and wagons are seen with long-time local families.

Lynden Transport on the Alcan Highway
1975 – 30 minutes

Lynden Transport

Historic 1942 film of the Army Engineer’s construction of the Alcan Highway is featured in this trip with Lynden Transport Inc. on the 1500-mile journey from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, with stops at Fort Nelson, Watson Lake, Contact Creek, Whitehorse, ghost town Kluane, Beaver Creek and Tetlin Junction.

Kids in the Woods
1977 – 30 minutes

South of Lynden the western Washington Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and a group of Boy Scouts prove that the younger generation indeed cares about the environment. Working in the North Cascades, the YCC spends the summer learning about the habitat while improving trails for the public. Meanwhile, Boy Scouts from Sedro Woolley, Burlington and Mount Vernon join with the Skagit River Guides Association win national recognitionto for cleaning debris from the banks of the river.