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Government Camp at Coulee Dam

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Government Camp at Coulee Dam
Description This is the government camp at Coulee Dam as it appeared during the early stages of construction in 1934. Upon completion of the MWAK contract the contractor turned his town of Mason City over to the government for the sum of $25, 000. For the duration of the CBI contract it was turned over to the contractor, along with the construction facilities, for operation and maintenance as necessary to carry out his contract. Upon completion of the contract it again reverted to the government. The Government Camp at Grand Coulee was made of both permanent and temporary buildings to provide housing and social infrastructure for the people laboring for Bureau of Reclamation on the Columbia Basin Project.
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Government Camp (Wash.)---Grand Coulee; Mason City (Wash.); Skilled labor--Housing--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Housing
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p32.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,675
Date 1934 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 32)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English

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