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An employee uses a bicycle to circulate the vast spaces of the Grand Coulee dam on August 9, 2016 in Grand Coulee, Washington. The Grand Coulee dam, on the Columbia river, is the country's largest hydropower producer.

A steel penstock to line an artery leading to the power plant at Grand Coulee Dam. This great structure, four-fifths of a mile across the Columbia River, will provide irrigation water for 1,200,000 fertile dry acres, and will utilize the falling water which passes the dam to generate electricity. Note the 'Vista house' on the west bank, from which a half-million persons a year view the construction of this dam.

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Grand Coulee Dam Under Construction

A new shift goes to work at Grand Coulee Dam. It happened three times every 24 hours during the last 7 years. Peak employment was reached in June 1937 with 7,455 men on the job, the average wage 83 to 90 cents an hour. Here's part of what they did: Excavated and removed 40 million tons of earth and rock; excavated, washed, graded, stored and mixed, or discarded 50,000,000 tons of sand and gravel; built two small towns, one the permanent government camp, one for the contractor's forces…

Floodlights illuminate the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River at night. | Location: Washington, USA.

The Grand Coulée Dam, Washington. This dam is mind-boggling is 550 feet high and a mile wide. It was the world's largest concrete structure from 1942 to 2009.

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Details about 1952 Press Photo Ira Beck, machinist for Bureau of Reclamation- Grand Coulee Dam


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Panoramic View of Grand Coulee Dam.

Stock Photo : Panoramic View of Grand Coulee Dam , WA