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West Slide Area Three

Washington State University Libraries

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Title West Slide Area Three
Description On Jan. 14, 1935 David H. Ryan began work on removing the slide material, and moving the highway and railroad grade some 85 feet westward. He received $86,504.45 for his work on this slide removal. By April 25, 1935 most of the slide material had been removed. Drilling operations had plotted the location and contours of the bedrock so that drainage wells put down by the contractor for the Bureau of Reclamation were able to remove most of the troublesome ground water from this area. It took more than a year to remove the immense landslide that occur in March of 1934. This image shows the final excavation of the west slide area.
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Landslides--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Excavation--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Dump trucks--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Excavation
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p57.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,685
Date 4/25/1935 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 57)-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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