By Curtis Hecla
Class of 1956 GCHS 

Re: "Popular beach at Steamboat Rock closing permanently" Jan. 27, 2021 Star


Last updated 2/24/2021 at 8:11am

I am a former resident of Grand Coulee. Three brothers were born there, the first in October 1935, coinciding with the opening of the Mason City hospital. As a pre-teen in 1950, an older Indian befriended me and spent time describing local native history. When the canal first delivered water to Banks Lake, he invited me to visit a place which would “be lost forever.”

He took me to the base...

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