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Seattle City Light dedicates Diablo Dam, at the time world's highest, on August 27, 1930.
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On August 27, 1930, Seattle City Light dedicates Diablo Dam. Diablo Dam, at 389 feet the world's highest dam at the time, is located in southeast Whatcom County along the Skagit River.
Seattle officials attended a ceremony including speeches from a flag-draped platform. A band played patriotic music.
The dam did not produce electricity until 1936, when the first of two massive 78,000-kilowatt generators was installed.
Paul C. Pitzer, Building the Skagit: A Century of Upper Skagit Valley History, 1870-1970 (Portland: The Galley Press, 1988), 54.
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