|Title||Engineers Town near site of Grand Coulee dam, ca. 1937 |
|Date||ca. 1937 |
|Caption||Thousands of workers from all over the United States poured into the central Washington to work on the Grand Coulee Dam. Whether they were engineers, office workers or unskilled labor, all of these people and their families needed places to live. In December 1933, at the start of the dam project, workers graded the land for Engineers Town. Six months later, the town had 75 houses and an administration building. By 1936, a school, stores and more than 100 more homes had been added.|
This photo, taken around 1937, shows Engineers Town and the Columbia River near the construction site of Grand Coulee Dam. The dam (center background) is in the early stages of construction.
|Notes||Right side of three part panorama of river and construction towns.|
Written on negative: Coulee Dam.
|Subjects||Cities & towns; Construction camps; Dam construction; Rivers |
|Places||Columbia River.; Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.); Mason City (Wash.); |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI22025 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4. |