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Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center Exhibits: "The Power of Water"

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“A National Undertaking…Doing a National Good.” -President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Photo of workers in line
Work on Grand Coulee Dam began in the summer of 1933 during the Great Depression. Newly-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the nation a “New Deal” and launched public construction projects that employed millions of workers. Grand Coulee Dam was one of the biggest-so big, many doubted the region would ever be able to use so much electricity.


Last Update: June 29, 2011 10:14 AM