Sun Basin Vacationland: Your Guide to the Columbia Basin Recreation Area of Eastern Washington
Directory of Recreation Services, Shops and Foods
|Scope & Content||
1962 Edition of guidebook to recreational activities in the Columbia Basin area of Washington. Booklet is mostly printed in black and white with a red and white cover. Booklet contains description of the "Sun Basin," recreation opportunities of the area, highlights from the communities of the Columbia Basin, scenic areas of the Columbia Basin, an overview of the surrounding dams, maps of local recreation areas, and tour suggestions for the area. Guidebook also has Classified Directory to advertisements seen in booklet. Advertisements include automobiles dealerships in Ephrata; barber shops in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Soap Lake; bakery in Moses Lake; banks in Coulee City, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Othello, Pasco, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, and Westlake; beauty parlors in Moses Lake; campgrounds in Soap Lake and Westlake; Chamber of Commerce in Soap Lake; dairy products in Ephrata and Moses Lake; department stores in Ephrata and Moses Lake; dress shops in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Soap Lake; drugs and photo suppliers in Coulee City, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Quincy, and Soap Lake; dry cleaners in Ephrata and Soap Lake; dry goods in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Soap Lake; electric appliances in Ephrata; fish hatcheries in Grant Orchards, florist shops in Quincy; fuel oil dealers in Soap Lake; greenhouse in Warden; groceries and meats in Ephrata, Moses Lake, Quincy, and Soap Lake; hardware in Ephrata, Moses Lake, Mattawa, Othello, Quincy, Soap Lake, and Warden; hobby shops in Moses Lake and Quincy; hotels, motels and resorts in Coulee City, Grand Coulee, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Mattawa, Quincy, Soap Lake, and Warden; laundries in Ephrata and Soap Lake; lumber and building supplies in Moses Lake, Mattawa, Quincy, and Soap Lake; marina in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Westlake; men's wear in Ephrata; music store in Soap Lake, Newspaper in Warden; organization in Soap Lake; radio stations in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Quincy; restaurants in Beverly, Coulee City, Coulee Dam, Ephrata, George, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Soap Lake, Royal City, and Warden; rock shop in Soap Lake; service stations in Coulee City, Ephrata, George, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, Soap Lake, and Westlake; sewing machine in Moses Lake; shopping centers in George and Moses Lake; souvenirs and gifts in Coulee City, Ephrata, Quincy, and Soap Lake; sporting goods in Coulee City, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Mattawa, Quincy, Soap Lake, and Warden; tavern in Soap Lake; townsite developers in George and Vantage; trailer park in Soap Lake; variety stores in Ephrata, Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, Soap Lake, and Warden.
Recreational activities described include fishing, hunting, and water skiing. Communities and areas highlighted include Coulee City, Sun Lakes area, Soap Lake, Troutlodge Springs, Ephrata, Columbia Basin Project, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Mattawa, George, Vantage, Beverly, Potholes Reservoir, Warden, Othello, Grand Coulee, Grand Coulee Dam, Priest Rapids, Wanapum Dam, and O'Sullivan Dam. Church services for the Columbia Basin are also detailed and listed for each community. Back cover has map of Sun Basin Vactionland.
|Creator||Soap Lake Printing Company|
|Dates of Creation||1962|
|Extent of Description||1 paperback booklet with 93 pages with two staples along spine.|
|Archival History||Owned by Harold Sugarman and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 03/06/04 through EBAY website auction.|
|Physical characteristics||Paper brochure with two staples along spine.|
|Collection||Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Purchases|
|Credit line||Purchased for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's collection.|
Grand Coulee Dam
Draper, R.G. "Jim"