Grand Coulee Dam – State of Washington

naamloos-8761De Grand Coulee Dam is een waterkracht-stuwdam aan de rivier de Columbia in Washington, gebouwd door industrieel Henry J. Kaiser. Samen met de Hoover Dam is het één van de meest beroemde dammen in de Verenigde Staten. Het reservoir bij de dam is het Franklin Delano Roosevelt Lake, genoemd naar de toenmalige president van de Verenigde Staten die de leiding had van het concept en de voltooiing van de dam.

De omvang van de dam is moeilijk te bevatten. De dam is zo’n anderhalve kilometer lang en is hoger dan de Piramide van Cheops. Het is twee maal hoger dan de Niagarawatervallen.  Read more ›

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Glacier National Park – Montana

Glacier NP Montana-8726Crown of the Continent

Glacier’s, pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you. Read more ›

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Monroe Washington State

Monroe-8446After the depression and war, industry did not return to the city and the town became ever more oriented towards agriculture. It continued to grow, albeit slowly, throughout much of the 1950s and ’60s. In April 1965 a major earthquake struck Western Washington. Read more ›

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New neighborhood in Duvall

NE 143rd PL Duvall WA-8425There are 7,183 people living in Duvall and it is one of the fastest growing communities in the state. The City was named after James Duvall, a logger, who homesteaded here in 1871. Read more ›

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Mount Baker – WA

Mt.Baker blog-0186The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, one of the most visited forests in the country, located on the western slopes of the Cascade mountain range extending over 140 miles between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Here you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests.  Read more ›

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Hoover Dam Bridge

Hooverdam-0303Hoover Dam bridge is America’s newest wonder

It stands like a sentinel, watching in the wind over one of America’s most treasured landmarks, the Hoover Dam.

The bypass was constructed to improve safety, security, and traffic capacity. Through extensive studies, this bridge route was determined to be the best route for the bypass. Read more ›

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