An Idea

Map of Gravity Plan with the face of George Washington

Recognize the River Emptying into George Washington’s Jaw?

If the answer is no, perhaps it’s because the waterway never existed. With a global food shortage arising during World War I, the pressure to increase farm production heightened. It was during this moment that a concerted effort to irrigate the Columbia Basin began. The river travelling from the back of Washington’s head to his chin is a series of proposed canals and tunnels called the Gravity Plan. This plan was favored by many in the 1920s over a dam at Grand Coulee.