WriteOut CLmooc Monument



Up the hill at the top of Grand Coulee Dam [managed by US Bureau of Reclamation] turn in to the parking lot to walk back to the small park dedicating the 155 mile lake to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who began this project in his First 100 Days as president. The lake is called Lake Roosevelt and the National Park Service cares for the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Grand Coulee Dam history intrigues many: it was a hard fight, according to this paper by Patrick Ruckert.

Many tribes in this area depended on the salmon, which no longer migrates past this dam. The cultural history of the area is vast, interesting, and still includes the Fourth of July Pow Wow in Nespelem, just north of this area, or around the area as in this one sponsored by our Coulee Medical Center:

The tall young man in the center in the striped shirt I taught when he was in sixth grade– now he’s a leader in his tribe, The Colville Confederated Tribes.

Kids take their turn at the drum


People don’t realize what a marvel this FDR legacy is, and the USBR has prepared this movie to let you know:

Come by and visit!


Here’s a Grand Coulee Photo Album best viewed as a slideshow, but not full screen so captions will be visible.

Monument InfoDoodle by Sheri [Poster]

Photos and Wellness Pow Wow video by Sheri

This post is part of the 2018 Summer #WriteOut in places, parks, poetry, and doodles with #Clmooc. Learn more at CLmooc blog and National Writing Project / National Park Service WriteOut