“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Coulee in Grant County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)

“B” Street

“The street that never slept”

"B" Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, September 13, 2016
1. "B" Street Marker
Inscription.  Dance halls, boardwalks, taxi dancers, muddy streets, gambling, dance music, ladies-of-the-evening, bright lights, boxing, bars, construction stiffs and no empty parking spaces, even at 4:00a.m.

“B” Street was the working man's social center from 1933-1939, during the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, and considered the greatest boom town entertainment street ever.
© June 1983 LeFevers Lettering

Erected 1983 by LeFevers Lettering.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 47° 56.692′ N, 119° 0.019′ W. Marker is in Grand Coulee, Washington, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of B Street and Division Street, on the right when traveling east on B Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Coulee WA 99133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Coulee Dam
“B” Street at Grand Coulee image. Click for full size.
Unknown via Washington State University Libraries Digital Collections (public domain)
2. “B” Street at Grand Coulee
From 1933 to 1937 the population of Grand Coulee went from about half a dozen to 15,000 persons and the town grew haphazardly around them to support this population.
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Grand Coulee Dam (approx. 1.9 miles away); History of the Steamboat Rock Area (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  B Street. This quiet street once had a national reputation - for drunkenness and debauchery. (Erin Pulley, Spokane Historical, a project of the Public History program at Eastern Washington University) (Submitted on April 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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