Courtesy of the Coulee Pioneer Museum.
August 31, 1947
Telephoto view of the west parking lot showing the crowded conditions of the parking lot over the Labor day weekend, in which about 12,000 people visited the dam. Much of the afternoon found the lot so full that a guard was posted to turn the traffic away from the lot for lack of additional parking space. Many cars were parked along the streets in "engineers town." Additional guards aided in handling the parking and movement of cars in the parking lot.