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Early Eastside Excavation

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Title Early Eastside Excavation
Description This view taken in the spring of 1935 shows how the early excavation on the east side was conducted with power shovels and trucks; the material being dumped in the forebay area upstream from the dam. Later conveyor systems running to this spoil bank, and one crossing the river to dump in Rattlesnake Canyon were installed. Here at the dam site the river was about 700 feet wide at low water time, and 850 feet wide at high water, rising from 40 to 60 feet at flood time. East side excavation was begun by Rowland Construction Co. until November 19, 1934 when excavation was discontinued till February 21, 1935.
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library:" Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Cofferdams--Construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cofferdams--Designs--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Dump trucks--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cranes, derricks, etc.--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Excavation--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)--Excavation; Spoil banks--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Power shovels--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Piling (Civil engineering)--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Whirley crane--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Lattice boom cranes (Excavating machinery)--Grand Coulee Dam (Wash." Gantry cranes--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Cofferdams; Excavation; Cranes
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam Sitel Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p66.jpg,690
Date 4/18/1905 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 66)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
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Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English

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