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Silas Mason, Grand Coulee Dam and Secretariat

 

Last updated 11/20/2019 at 9:59am

Mrs. Silas Mason accepting the 1933 Preakness Stakes Trophy From Governor Ritchie of Maryland with Jockey Charles Kurtsinger. - Image courtesy Bert Smith

In August 1934, the Silas Mason Company, headquartered in New York City, began building a new "all electric" town next to the Columbia River in eastern Washington State. The town, called Mason City, was named after Silas Boxley Mason II, who was the Chairman of the MWAK consortium that won the contract to build the Grand Coulee Dam.

Silas was married to Suzanne Dallam Burnett, an accomplished...



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