Coulee Dam in Grant County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Grand Coulee Dam
of strength safeguarding the nation. Forever a monument
to those who shared in its conception and its construction
in peace it is the key to new American frontiers of
opportunity in agriculture and industry.
Conceived and advanced by the people of the State of Washington
Constructed by the United States Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945
President Harry S. Truman 1945-1953
Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes
Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug
Secretary of the Interior Oscar L. Chapman
Commissioner of Reclamation Elwood Mead • Chief Engineer Raymond F. Walter
Commissioner of Reclamation John O. Page • Chief Engineer Sinclair O. Harper
Commissioner of Reclamation Harry W. Bashore • Chief Engineer Walker R. Young
Commissioner of Reclamation Michael W. Straus • Chief Engineer Leslie N. McClellan
Regional Director and Supervising Engineer Frank A. Banks
Regional Director Robert J. Newell
Regional Director Harold T.
Construction Engineer Alvin F. Darland
Constructed 1933-1950 • Dedicated 1950
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
Location. 47° 57.617′ N, 118° 59.198′ W. Marker is in Coulee Dam, Washington, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (State Highway 155) south of Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coulee Dam WA 99116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam (a few steps from this marker); History of the Steamboat Rock Area (approx. 9 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a six-foot tall concrete tablet with raised metal lettering, mounted vertically, between the doors, at the Coulee Dam Visitor Center entrance.
Regarding Grand Coulee Dam. Grand Coulee Dam is the largest concrete structure and largest producer of hydropower in the United States.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.