|Title||Protestors march across Spring Street demonstrating opposition to freeway construction, Seattle, June 1961 |
|Caption||The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act kicked off the Interstate construction program. Completed in 1967, Interstate 5 (I-5), of which the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Freeway forms a part, is the only Interstate highway running from Canada to Mexico.|
In this June 1961 photograph, residents of Seattle's First Hill neighborhood and other concerned parties protest the construction of the freeway, which they feared would isolate them from other parts of the city and expose them to pollution and noise. Their protests were unsuccessful, and the freeway construction proceeded.
|Notes||Signs in image include: Citizen Join the Progress Parade.|
Block the Ditch.
Give Us Parks, Don't Ditch.
Handwritten on sleeve: HIGHWAYS, Freeway, Seattle, marchers.
Caption information source: P-I research files; www.historylink.org; "Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works, " by Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy, 1998.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 5, 1961.
|Subjects||Demonstrations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Activists--Washington (State)--Seattle; Streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Apartment houses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Traffic signs & signals--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
First Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4018.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 120 roll film; 6 x 6 cm |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the length and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |