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Home of Charlie Osborne

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Home of Charlie Osborne
Description Here is the home of Charlie Osborne on the delta of Fiddle Creek, once leased for an annual fee of $11.24, as it appeared in the summer of 1934. It was irrigated from springs in the shadowed canyon opening in the center of the picture. As this creek drains 3,442 acres of isolated territory the water from these springs was considered to be safe and adequate as a source of drinking water for the town to be built here. On Oct. 17, 1934 a collection system of six inch porous drain tile was... Home of Charlie Osborne on the delta of Fiddle Creek, the current location of the town of Grand Coulee. Charlie sold his land to the government in exchange for a payoff and a guaranteed a living area in the Grand Coulee work camp in turn for maintaining the cleanliness of government buildings. Charlie was the first worker to be hired locally for the Columbia Basin Project.
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Fiddle creek canyon (Wash.)--Clearing of land--Washington (State)--Columbia River Valley Surveying
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p52.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,682
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 52)-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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