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Forest Service Responds | Woody Guthrie In The Pacific Northewest


FILE- In this undated photo folk singer Woody Guthrie plays his guitar. It was 75 years ago that Guthrie traveled across Washington and Oregon, composing 26 songs that extolled the virtues of Washington State's Grand Coulee Dam and the electricity it produced.

FILE- In this undated photo folk singer Woody Guthrie plays his guitar. It was 75 years ago that Guthrie traveled across Washington and Oregon, composing 26 songs that extolled the virtues of Washington State's Grand Coulee Dam and the electricity it produced.

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  • A recent investigation by the Oregonian looked into the actions of the US Forest Service in the days leading up to the Canyon Creek fire last year. The Forest Service says the Oregonian got it wrong.
  • In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days, when he was hired by Bonneville Power Administration to extol the virtues of hydroelectric power. We talk to Greg Vandy, the author of a new book about the folk legend’s time in the Pacific Northwest.

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