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In the late 1930s, the town was moved from its original site when the area was flooded by a Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake created by the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. It was named for Adam Boyd, an early settler who operated a trading post.

Today, there is only an inn at Boyds, which looks to have survived the dam project in its original location.


Ca. 1938 near Orient, Ferry County.

Source: Washington State Archives

Historic view of the Kettle River, near Boyds.

Source: Crossroads on the Columbia Collection, Washington State Digital Archives