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Grant County Washington Historical Markers

 
Inside the visitor center-Franklin Delano Roosevelt wheel chair image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, June 22, 1997
Inside the visitor center-Franklin Delano Roosevelt wheel chair
Washington (Grant County), Coulee City — Franklin Delano RooseveltPresidential Visit — August 4, 1934
Near this site President Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt delivered the address dedicating Grand Coulee Dam. Nearly 20,000 people attended the ceremony which was preceded by an inspection of the dam’s construction. — Map (db m99855) HM
Washington (Grant County), Coulee City — Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam
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 . . . — Map (db m99853) HM
Washington (Grant County), Royal City — Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Directly across the Columbia River is Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, covering 6,000 acres. Although the presence of petrified wood had been reported as early as 1898, the first indication of its presence in quantity in this vicinity was . . . — Map (db m92611)
Washington (Grant County), Royal City — The Wanapums
Until recent times the Wanapum Indians inhabited the banks of the Columbia River from Beverly Gap to where it is joined by the Snake River near Pasco about 75 miles south. The Wanapums were a very religious and peaceful people living on fish, . . . — Map (db m92610) HM

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