• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • From the start, Grand Coulee Dam was controversial. Private electric companies opposed such a huge government involvement in the power industry. Many taxpayers didn't want to pay for a dam they believed would generate more electricity than the country needed. By the end of World War II in 1945, the availability of cheap hydroelectric power had spurred the growth of cities and industries throughout the Pacific Northwest.This July 1942 photo sho... more
    From the start, Grand Coulee Dam was controversial. Private electric companies opposed such a huge government involvement in the power industry. Many taxpayers didn't want to pay for a dam they believed would generate more electricity than the country needed. By the end of World War II in 1945, the availability of cheap hydroelectric power had spurred the growth of cities and industries throughout the Pacific Northwest.This July 1942 photo shows the power lines at the Grand Coulee Dam which carried electricity throughout the Pacific Northwest. The power was generated by the waters of the Columbia River. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    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
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