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Finally telling the stories of those who died on the dam


An entry in Miller's Facebook group,, where he has been publishing, and can accept, information on those who died during dam construction.

Arthur A. French, 39, of New Jersey, was crushed by a concrete block he was stripping in 1937 while working on the Grand Coulee Dam to help support his mother and siblings through the Great Depression.

Between the 1930s and the 1980s, at least 82 workers died at the Grand Coulee Dam site, and are now getting more recognition, thanks in part to the efforts of Jacob Miller, who works at the Visitor Center, and Susan Dechant, a researcher for the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society.

Miller, who started working at the Visitor Center in May of 2016, was surprised at the lack of informatio...

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