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VIDEO: “Bing Crosby, the Sunset Highway and the Channeled Scablands”

Bing Crosby as a young man.
Bing Crosby as a young man.

OK. I admit it. I'm a bit of a nerd. I like roads. I like geology. I like history. Boring stuff, unless you're like me, then it's really cool stuff.

For folks like me, this video's for you. And for people not like me, well, you might like it too, thanks to the positively frenetic presentation by Nick Zentner, a geology professor at Central Washington University.

The topic of his talk, which was delivered last month in Ellensburg, is described in its title: Bing Crosby, the Sunset Highway and the Channeled Scablands.

For those unaware, Crosby was from Spokane, the Sunset Highway runs through Spokane and the Channeled Scablands still define much of the topography around Spokane. 

So Spokanites, grab some popcorn and watch.

P.S. Did I mention I like geology?

Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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