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Many families have rich memories of the Green Hut Restaurant and their key employees. Clarence D. Newland built the restaurant in Coulee Dam in 1938 on property overlooking Grand Coulee Dam and brought in McKinley (Red) Sayles as the head chef, who formerly was a chef on railcar diners. Mildred Bixler ran the curio shop, along with Shorty Compton, who kept a watchful eye on the waitresses. The restaurant provided a beautiful view of thundering whitewater cascading over the Grand Coulee Dam, but it also had world renown and sometimes unusual foods: calf brains, gooseberry cobbler, and Red's...

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