PULLMAN, Wash. – Early historian Hartmann Schedel described an African tribe called Blemmyes, headless humans with their eyes, nose and mouth on their chests, in his 1493 work “Nuremberg Chronicle.” An ancient woodcut shows one of the odd creatures sitting cross-legged with one finger of his raised right arm pointing skyward – possibly showing where his missing head might have gone.
Gravity plan vs. Grand Coulee Dam
A map of the gravity plan touts how the Columbia River
course follows an outline of George Washington’s profile.
One supported building a dam on the Columbia River – the future Grand Coulee Dam. The other promoted a gravity plan to transport water from the Pend Oreille River in Idaho to the Columbia Basin through a 130-mile system of canals and tunnels.