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 By Dan Bolyard    Opinion

The US Construction Railroad

Bids to build the construction railroad were received May 17, 1934, and 22 firms competed for the work. The two low bidders were L. Coluccio of Seattle, and David H. Ryan of San... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Dan Bolyard    Opinion

The 31-Mile Grand Coulee tunnel

A proposal to build a 31-mile water tunnel under the Grand Coulee was made by Frank Harris, a civil engineer from Renton. His plan, publicly announced in December 1935, was to exped... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Dan Bolyard    Opinion

Boxcars full of cement

Cement for the building of Grand Coulee Dam was hauled in by the boxcar full. Thousands of loads were needed for the project. When it was done, the North Dam was built, along with D... — Updated 12/31/2019


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