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A flash from the past

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | January 16, 2023 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. - While many industries and organizations are looking to the future, sometimes it is important to look to the past to see how much has changed.

Above are a series of photographs taken in the early 1900s across Grant County available through the Library of Congress. Most captions are provided by the Library of Congress record with slight editing for clarity.

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Source: Dorothea Lange via the Library of Congress

Approaching the main street of a boom construction town (Coulee City area), about four years old. Looking right from highway. Taken Aug. 1939.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation via the Library of Congress

Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia river, Washington. Taken circa 1941.

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Source: Dorothea Lange via the Library of Congress

Chris Ament, a German-Russianon dry land wheat farmer of the Columbia Basin where he has farmed for thirty three years. "I won't live to get the benefits of the water, but I hope to be able to see it." Washington, Grant County, three miles south of Quincy. Taken Aug. 1939.

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Source: Dorothea Lange via the Library of Congress

Road which crosses the highway and leads from Coulee city. Boom construction town about four years old. Taken Aug. 1939.

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