This dam was one of eight federal dams and locks built along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This was built between 1932-1938 to provide electricity and spur economic development in the Pacific Northwest.
I am amazed at the things this country built in the 1930's: Hoover Dam, this, Golden Gate Bridge, Norris Dam in Tennessee (TVA) and I'm sure there is a long list...
Here's some photos of the area near the visitor center:
We drove around the property again and went over to the volunteer RV park where folks stay and check it out. Would be a nice place to work/live for a few weeks or even the summer.
That's all for now on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Thanks for joining us.