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Completed Grand Coulee Dam

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Completed Grand Coulee Dam
Description A dam across the Columbia River at Grand Coulee appears to have been first advocated by a Coulee City, Wn. newspaper in 1892, but the idea did not gain popular support until this proposal was published in the Wenatchee World on July 18, 1918. Here now raised the greatest structure of masonry ever erected by man; 4173 feet in length, 500 feet thick at the base, and towering 550 feet above lowest bedrock. Rising to elevation 1311.08, and overshadowed only by Boulder (726.4 ft.) and Shasta (602... Finished Grand Coulee Dam generating electricity and sending the waters of the Columbia over the spillway.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Grand Coulee Dam (Wash." Spillways--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Coulee Dam (Wash."[town] Hydroelectric power; Spillways--Washington--Grand Coulee Dam
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v3p330.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1264
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. 3, Page 330)-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
Date 2008

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