J.D. Ross believed that access to electricity was a right of all the people. Join us to hear Jesse Kennedy share the story of J.D. Ross, the intense political battles he fought over 40 years, and the development of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project and its six dams.
Jesse G. Kennedy III, Ph.D., worked in cultural resource management for North Cascades National Park for more than twenty-six years. A Pacific Northwest native, he became the first Chief of Cultural Resource Management at the park in 1995 and continues to explore the history of the North Cascades through the images, stories, and structures of this heroic environment. Requested presenter of over 35 programs to various audiences highlighting special aspects of the historical character and characters of the North Cascades.
“The day will come when electricity will be for everyone as the waters of the rivers and the wind of heaven. It should not merely be supplied, but lavished, that men may use it at their will as the air they breathe.”
Emile Zola (1885)