With the administration today calling for congress to approve “shovel ready” projects to give people jobs, it’s a good idea to look at a similar situation during the Great Depression, when the largest dam project in the world was undertaken. The project did indeed create jobs, and it changed the northwest forever in ways both good and bad. We could learn from history. Borrow “Grand Coulee Dam” (I.D. 2253) for a month by clicking here.