Del and Sandy's Big Adventure travel blog

Chief Joseph Burial Town

Grand Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam


In the posted pictures you will find an information sign concerning Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph was an interesting and important Indian Chief Del and I have read about and we found this interesting.

On to Grand Coulee Dam the same day. Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydro power producer of electricity in the US and the third largest in the world. The dam is still considered one of the largest concrete structures on earth and provides hydro electric power to most of the Northwest, including the cities of Seattle and Portland. The excavation for the dam started in l933 and the construction was done by the Works Progress Administration. The WPA was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal designed to put Americans back to work during the Great Depression.

As we entered the State of Idaho, we viewed hundreds of miles of golden wheat fields. The agriculture fields in both Washington and Idaho are a sight to behold. Of course the weather was very hot, seems most of the country is burning up.

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