When the Theo and Cherry Dorpat family moved from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Spokane, Washington in 1946, we all understood that we would be living within the power of both the Grand Coulee Dam’s generators and of its reputation as one of the modern wonders to world. It was on the short list, and it was then still the largest construction in the world, when measured by how long a two-lane highway one could make from the cement need to make the dam.

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