Grand Coulee Dam (gallery)

Grand Coulee Dam was constructed on the Columbia River in the State of Washington between 1933 and 1942, with a goal of providing irrigation, flood control, and electricity generation. These photos from the University of Washington capture aspects of the dam’s construction and its subsequent appreciation and celebration.

What strikes you in the images of the dam?


Construction Grand Coulee Dam. Photographs. 1933-1942. University of Washington.