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Grand Coulee's place in music history

 

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Grand Coulee and its dam have been mentioned in songs by a number of popular artists over the years.

Woody Guthrie started things off, penning a number of songs in 1941 mentioning Grand Coulee Dam. Most obvious is the song "Grand Coulee Dam," but the dam is also mentioned in what is easily one of the most famous and hauntingly beautiful folk songs ever written, "Pastures of Plenty," where Guthrie sings "Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground/From the Grand Coulee Dam where the waters run down."

Bob Dylan has covered both of these songs, as have a large number of other artists such...



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