23-years" battle for Grand Coulee Dam by Rufus Woods

Cover of: 23-years

Published in [Wenatchee, Wash .

Written in English

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  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)

Edition Notes

Transferred; General Collection; March 2005.

Book details

Other titlesNorthwest Collection.
Statementby Rufus Woods.
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13547985M

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