by Ingrid Pharris | July 26th, 2012
Compiled by a Washingtonian with a flair for the dramatic, this collection of glass lantern slides, along with a typewritten narrative script, tells the story of the infamous Sedro-Woolley bank robbery of 1914. Traveling to theaters throughout Western Washington, this spirited presentation was staged with a performer reading the narrative script while the slides were shown on screen.
Last year the Sedro-Woolley Museum and Sedro-Woolley Public Library partnered to digitize these slides along with over 300 additional resources through the assistance of a Washington Rural Heritage grant from the Washington State Library. Grants funds are made available through the federal Library Services & Technology Act, administered to states by the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The slide show was even recreated as a live presentation at the Washington Library Employees 2011 Conference.
Here is a 1-minute trailer for the slideshow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAcRSUdzBU. If the trailer peaks your interest, you can follow the link to the full slideshow presentation.
For more information about the Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery, visit http://www.skagitriverjournal.com/S-W/Gen/Banks/1914S-WBankRobbery1.html.