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By Jesse Utz 

The sand hill

Jess, shut up!


If you live in the Grand Coulee Dam area, you know that the large volcano-looking structure beside the high school is called “the sand hill.” It is one of the markers of our little area that has become part of the town. Very much like our dam, North Dam Park, Banks Lake, Siam Palace, Loepps and the TeePee, it has become a part of our community. But the history it holds tells a story that only a large sand hill can tell.

Most of us know it is the leftover sand from the construction of our Grand Coulee Dam, but there is a little more to tell than that. I was recently talking to a couple o...

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It was always called the sand pile when I grew up here.


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