Thursday, July 21, 2011

Estate Sale Treasure...Grand Coulee 1933

Amongst the junk in an estate sale I randomly visited today, I struck gold.  Staring back at me was a beautiful picture framed up of the Grand Coulee of the Columbia River, dated 1933. 

Before the concrete, before the turbines, before the electricity.  This is what it looked like at the exact location where the dam went in.  You can see the construction beginning and at the same time you can see the last remaining farms and buildings of the era, including a raft that appears that was used to fjord the river.

I am pretty excited to find this gem, let alone for $7 bucks. 

Tell me again why the forgot to build a fish ladder?


  1. Just FYI, the raft would be used to ferry across the river. A wagon or horse could ford it. Fjords are like Hood Canal. :)