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Banks Lake, 15 miles
Electric City, 4 miles
Elmer City, 3 miles
Ephrata, 30 miles
Grand Coulee, 3 miles
Moses Lake, 45 miles

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Coulee Dam, Washington

The town of Coulee Dam sprang up to accommodate those who worked on the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The original town sections are known as "Engineer's Town" or "Government Camp" on the east side, and "Mason City" on the west side. This "temporary" 1930s engineering design continues to house residents in quaint rows of small, neat cottages. Likewise, the City Hall is in what was originally the Federal Administration building, which housed offices for engineering and project administration.

A self-guided Historical Walking Tour, beginning at the Visitor Arrival Center, reveals the stories of the town's origins, and explains some of the landmarks peculiar to its history. Notable is the Sand Pile, which is the size of a small hill. This sand, "leftover" from the production of concrete, can't be missed from the town's various vantage points, such as Crown Point lookout.

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