GRAND COULEE DAM
COLUMBIA BASIN PROJECT
Grand Coulee Dam spans the Columbia River in Wasington State at the head of the Grand Coulee. Built between 1932 and 1965 by the Bureau of Reclamation, Grand Coulee Dam is part of the Columbia Basin Project built to provide hydroelectric power to the northwestern United States and irrigation to the Grand Coulee Basin from the Columbia River. PUBLIC HELP IS REQUESTED
The public's help is requested in collecting the names of Workers, Government Officials, Companies and Businessmen
who were involved in the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, the government town of Coulee City (Engineer's Town),and the contractor's town of Mason City, Washington. Family members names who lived in these towns as well as Grand Coulee City, Electric City, Wilbur and other small towns in the vicinity of the dam (which grew expressly for the construction of Grand Coulee Dam), are also requested as pioneers of the dam construction.
Archival documents are being collected to establish permanent records of these workers and their family members to be housed in a future museum in the Grand Coulee Dam area. The collection and donation of all memorabilia, photographs, company records, letters or documents are requested from the workers and their family members to add to the archives for this project. These materials will help in the substantiation of the names to be detailed above; as well as, giving them their permanent place in the history of this construction.
If you (or a family member) were involved in the construction of Grand Coulee Dam during the contracts of MWAK Inc, Consolidated Builders, Inc., preliminary work by the Bureau of Reclamation, clearing of the Reservoir site during the years 1932 though 1941 as well as construction of the Third Powerhouse and the resulting Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and have items you wish to donate in their name, please contact:
Judith Irons via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at 9116 E. Sprague Avenue #182, Spokane Valley, Washington
Thank you for your interest in preserving the history of Grand Coulee Dam and the construction of the Columbia Basin Project.