Columbia, roll on, roll on, Columbia, roll on / Your power is
turning our darkness to dawn / Roll on, Columbia, roll on."
Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
Promotional Film: On the Bonneville Power Administration, the Federal
program for the development of the Columbia River and its tributaries.
Using a map to locate Bonneville, Grand Coulee, The Dallas, Priest
Rapids, John Day, Chief Joseph and McNary Dams on the Columbia River,
and Lower Monumental, Little Goose, Ice Harbor and Lower Granite Dams on
the Snake River, explains use of dams for irrigation, navigation, flood
control and power development. The film includes scenes of the Grand
Coulee Dam construction and the 1948 Vanport flood. Originally
commissioned in 1941, the completion of the film was delayed by World