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"B" Street at Grand Coulee

Washington State University Libraries

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Title "B" Street at Grand Coulee
Description It was a hundred miles to the nearest city. People had to take a semblance of society with them to the dam site. This took the usual ephemeral form of a frontier village, yet contained all the paradoxes of the more complex civilization beyond the waste lands. Every element " good, bad and indifferent, came in quest of a livelihood; creating conditions akin to those which accompanied the first appearances of organized society in the vast area west of the Mississippi River. Nothing existed... Here is old "B" street, once famous for its free and unbridled life. Most of the dance halls, beer parlors, and night spots were located on this street. The dusty roads, lawlessness, and lack of public infrastructure combined in Grand Coulee and the other construction towns to form frontier towns similar to those found in the Old West. Here one could see street brawls at all hours of the night. By 1937 State Police officials had for the most part cleaned up and civilized the area, which...
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Grand Coulee (Wash.)--Photographs; Housing--Washington (State)--Mason City; Fire stations--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Housing
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p173.jpg,1022
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 173)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , 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
Date 2008

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