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Smoothing the Bumps: Planning for Postwar Reconversion


Construction on McNary Dam on the Columbia River in eastern Oregon was started in 1947, one of many massive federal projects that kept the Oregon economy humming in the postwar period.

Construction on McNary Dam on the Columbia River in eastern Oregon was started in 1947, one of many massive federal projects that kept the Oregon economy humming in the postwar period. The dam was authorized by Congress in 1945 and completed in 1954. (Photo no. 5832, Highway Dept. Records, OSA)

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