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Name Dry Falls
Details A Sun Lakes State Park falls in Grand Coulee, WA, directly west of Coulee City, north Grant County, adjoining Douglas County. These prehistoric falls were composed of 5 sweeping horseshoes, with a total perimeter of almost 3 miles. The basin was 417 ft. deep -possibly the world's greatest waterfall. The name is obviously appropriate.

Associated Records

Image of 2004.012.0001 - Pamphlet

2004.012.0001 - Pamphlet

1962 Edition of guidebook to recreational activities in the Columbia Basin area of Washington. Booklet is mostly printed in black and white with a red and white cover. Booklet contains description of the "Sun Basin," recreation opportunities of the area, highlights from the communities of the Columbia Basin, scenic areas of the Columbia Basin, an overview of the surrounding dams, maps of local recreation areas, and tour suggestions for the area. Guidebook also has Classified Directory to advertisements seen in booklet. Advertisements include automobiles dealerships in Ephrata; barber shops in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Soap Lake; bakery in Moses Lake; banks in Coulee City, Ephrata, Moses

Image of 2007.020.0001 - Postcard

2007.020.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Dry Falls of the Columbia. One of the Wonders of the World. The Grand Coulee of Washington" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 491" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City, WA. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2007.021.0001 - Postcard

2007.021.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "Dry Falls State Park, Washington - The Columbia River once flowed over the precipice" in white on bottom of image. "c. 1947 / Western / Souvenir / 540" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City, WA. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.011.0001 - Pamphlet

2008.011.0001 - Pamphlet

Booklet, Geology of the Grand Coulee Dam by Joseph G. McMacken. Copyright 1938. Booklet cover is tan in color and front cover features "GEOLOGY / OF THE / GRAND COULEE / BY / JOSEPH G. MCMACKEN" in brown text. Title is followed by a sepia toned photograph of Steamboat Rock. Below photograph is "GRAND COULEE DAM / AND COLUMBIA BASIN / IRRIGATION PROJECT / PRICE 25ยข / COPYRIGHT 1938 - JOSEPH G. MCMACKEN, SPOKANE, WASH. / FOURTH EDITION." Front cover has brown line border. Back cover features a brown-tinted illustration titled, "FINISHED COULEE DAM." Booklet features black and white photographs of the Grand Coulee area and Grand Coulee Dam. Booklet discusses the geology and features of the G

Image of 2008.023.0011 - Postcard

2008.023.0011 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Dry Falls of the Columbia" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 491" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features aerial view of Dry Falls geological feature. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2001.004.0031 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0031 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-first slide of series (color), "Near the south dam one sees this spectacular sign." Picture of large sign describing "The Great Mystery Falls of Washington" with hills in background. "Sign at Dry Falls" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0032 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0032 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-second slide of series (color), "Following the information on the sign, one stops to view the famous Dry Falls, and perhaps pause long enough to listen to a recording of the story about the Dry Falls, which is played ever so often for the visiting tourists from everywhere. It is a fascinating story, and when you visit there, be sure to listen to the recording." Picture of water with hills in background. "Dry Falls" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0033 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0033 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-third slide of series (color), "A short distance south of the Dry Falls, the highway drops down into the lower part of the Grand Coulee, once the river bed of the Columbia River when it was ice blocked out of its present course. Several beautiful alkali lakes occur between the Dry Falls and Soap Lake, where the Coulee ends." Picture of sagebrush with water and hills in background. "Lower part of / Grand Coulee" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.