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Coulee City in Grant County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam

 
 
Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 1997
1. Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam Marker
Inscription.  Grand Coulee Dam is the key structure in water utilization for the Columbia River Basin. The dam began operation in 1942 and is one of the world’s largest concrete structures. It is a mile long and contains almost 12 million cubic yards of concrete (9 million cubic meters). It weighs over 24 million tons (22 million metric tons).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 47° 57.612′ N, 118° 59.208′ W. Marker is in Coulee City, Washington, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 155, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located near the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coulee City WA 99115, 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. Grand Coulee Dam (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); History of the Steamboat Rock Area (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Grand Coulee Dam image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 1997
2. Grand Coulee Dam
Photo on Display - Informational Panel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 1997
3. Photo on Display - Informational Panel
Lake Rooselvelt National Recreation Area Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 1997
4. Lake Rooselvelt National Recreation Area Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 23, 2021