With America’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 1933 and 1942.
To this day, The Grand Coulee is the largest electric power generating structure in the USA.
A gravity dam, that provides both electricity and irrigated water to the Columbia Basin.
The Grand Coulee Dam has a rich history and is a fascinating achievement of human ingenuity.
It even had a great effect on folk music 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.