“A close-up view of a five-yard dipper on electric shovel”

By an unknown photographer, Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, April 1, 1936

During the Great Depression, Federally funded public works projects provided employment for millions of Americans. More than 12,000 people worked on one such project, the Grand Coulee Dam. Seventy-seven died on the job in falling, drowning, blasting, or vehicle accidents.

National Archives–Rocky Mountain Region (Denver), Records of the Bureau of Reclamation