Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam – 1953

Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam - 1953
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With ’s infrastructure crumbling, it’s time we took a look back at our past achievements, their purpose, and why we need to rebuild and maintain them.

The Grand Coulee Dam was built upon the Columbia River during the Roosevelt Administration between and .

To this day, The Grand Coulee is the largest electric power generating structure in the USA.

A dam, that provides both electricity and irrigated water to the .

The Grand Coulee Dam has a rich and is a fascinating achievement of human ingenuity.

Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam - 1953
Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam – 1953

It even had a great effect on hero Woody Guthrie when Alan Lomax invited him to participate in a film being commissioned to celebrate its opening.

“Grand Coulee Dam”, “Roll On, Columbia, Roll On”, and “Pastures of Plenty” were just a few songs inspired by this great industrial achievement.

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