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

Grand Coulee Dam

 
 
Grand Coulee Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
1. Grand Coulee Dam Marker
Inscription.
Begun in time of adversity it stood in war as a sentinel
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. Nelson
Construction Engineer Alvin F. Darland

Constructed 1933-1950 • Dedicated 1950

 
Location. 47° 57.617′ 
Grand Coulee Dam Marker (<i>wide view; marker is between Visitor Center doors</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
2. Grand Coulee Dam Marker (wide view; marker is between Visitor Center doors)
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Coulee Dam WA 99116, United States of America.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .  Grand Coulee Dam History. Construction of the dam was included in the Depression Era Public Works Administration, a program which provided jobs to the unemployed by developing the nation’s resources. The Bureau of Reclamation was placed in charge of the project. On July 16, 1933, the first stake was
Grand Coulee Dam (<i>view of dam and spillway from near Visitor Center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
3. Grand Coulee Dam (view of dam and spillway from near Visitor Center)
driven into place, initiating a nine-year construction project to build the largest structure in the world. Construction continued through 1941. During that time, records for the largest pour of concrete in a single day occurred, challenges were overcome with unique and innovative solutions, and 77 lives were lost during the construction of the original part of the dam. (Submitted on February 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. 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.
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