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Name Moses Lake
Details Moses Lake, WA is a city on east shore of Moses Lake in east central Grant County. The town is thriving due to local prosperity based on many thousands of acres of irrigated land. It was named for the lake, which was named for Chief Moses, a warrior and diplomat. His tribe used the shores of the lake as campgrounds for many generations. An earlier name was Neppel.

Moses Lake is an irregular body of water, with many channels directly north of Potholes Reservoir in southeast Grant County. It is shallow, with a maximum depth of 30 ft., average width between a quarter and a half mile. A former name was Salt Lake.

Associated Records

Image of 2005.007.0002 - Postcard

2005.007.0002 - Postcard

Color illustrated postcard. "Greetings from / Moses Lake, Wash." written or printed in cursive in gold across image. Illustrated image of possible steamboat with plume of steam with passengers in body of water with trees, hills, sky, and birds in background. Water contains lily pads, cattails, reeds, and other vegetation floating on surface. Cancelled dark green 1 cent Benjamin Franklin stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / FEB / 12 / A.M / 1909 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Partial illegible upside down postmark near Moses Lake postcard on reverse. Reverse of card: "Post- Card. Postkart. Carte postale" printed on top h

Image of 2002.006.0003 - Pamphlet

2002.006.0003 - Pamphlet

Blank U&I Sugar Company Welcome Brochure. Used to take notes and store notes.

Image of 2005.003.0004 - Label, Product

2005.003.0004 - Label, Product

Meat package label from Merriman's Market of Moses Lake, WA, circa 1950s. "MERRIMAN'S / MARKET / Quality MEATS / PHONE 206 / MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON" on one half of label on proper right hand side. "Tenderness with Flavor" inside banner over illustration of cut of meat on platter with "MERRIMAN'S / MARKET" below on other half of label on proper left hand side. Lettering and illustration in black on white background. Back of label appears to be gummed or has adhesive to be moistened for sticking to package of meat.

Image of 2005.004.0001 - Postcard

2005.004.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Aerial View - Moses Lake - WN" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4520" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridge, streets, and roads visible. Victory Village, Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE" printed on top half of postcard. "THIS SPACE FOR THE ADDRESS" printed on bottom edge in proper lower right hand corner on reverse. "PLACE / POSTAGE / STAMP / HERE" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.005.0001 - Postcard

2005.005.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Aerial View - Moses Lake - WN" in white on bottom of image. "Pub by Ellis / 4518" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridge, streets, and roads visible. Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / HERE / Paper" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.008.0001 - Postcard

2005.008.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 739" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of dirt/gravel road with automobiles parked on proper right hand side of road and buildings with telephone poles, street lamps, fence, possible sidewalks and trees in background. Person on bicycle on proper right hand side of road. Two people crossing road and automobile driving away from viewer in background of image. Buildings in image are unidentifiable. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top h

Image of 2005.008.0002 - Postcard

2005.008.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 744" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of dirt/gravel road with automobiles parked on both sides of road and buildings with telephone poles and trees in background. Buildings in image include a pool hall, a cafe, and Richfeld. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Four cars appear to be driving on road toward viewer. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / JUL 11 / 8 -AM / 1947 / WASH." and

Image of 2005.008.0003 - Postcard

2005.008.0003 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - WN." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 719" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of "Alder Fill (Neppel Crossing)" over Moses Lake in Moses Lake, WA. Image of embankment dam (earth fill) with roadway and bridge with several buildings, telephone poles and trees in background. 1940s automobile driving on roadway away from viewer. Railroad cars on railroad track near buildings. Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / JUL 28 / 8 -AM / 1947 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "POST

Image of 2005.008.0004 - Postcard

2005.008.0004 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - WN In The Heart of The Columbia Basin" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 718" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is Moses Lake in Moses Lake, WA. Image of Moses Lake with shore, buildings, and trees in background. Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / JUL 11 / 8 -AM / 1947 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Dear Marilyn: / Just received your / good letter & sure glad / to get it. I've sure / been waiting to h

Image of 2005.007.0001 - Postcard

2005.007.0001 - Postcard

Color illustrated postcard. "Greetings from / Moses Lake, Wash." written or printed in cursive in gold across image. Illustrated image of nine grazing sheep in grassy field with deciduous trees and sky with clouds in background. Cancelled dark green 1 cent Benjamin Franklin stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / OCT / 30 / A.M / 1908 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Partial illegible upside down postmark on stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "Post- Card. Postkart. Carte postale" printed on top half of postcard and "Th. E. L. 'Theochrom' Serie No. 1120 / Printed in Germany" printed near bottom edge of postcard. Illustrated

Image of 2005.007.0003 - Postcard

2005.007.0003 - Postcard

Color illustrated postcard. "Greetings from / Moses Lake, Wash." written or printed in cursive in gold across image. Illustrated image of shore near body of water with dock and sail boat in water with trees, hills, and sky in background. Vegetation along shore edge. Man looking at water, row boat, and man in carriage pulled by two horses on the shore. Reverse of card: "Post- Card. Postkart. Carte postale" printed on top half of postcard and "Th. E. L. 'Theochrom' Serie No. 1120 / Printed in Germany" printed near bottom edge of postcard. Illustrated shooting star and Th. E. L. logo printed in proper lower left hand corner on reverse. "I have not forgot / popcorn a

Image of 2005.010.0001 - Poster

2005.010.0001 - Poster

Poster advertising the Grant County Fair in Moses Lake, WA. Full color poster with white colored text of different type faces and color illustration on blue background. Reverse of poster has easel type stand. Illustrated image of large yellow circle in top half of poster with reddish brown Hereford bull, black and white Holstein cow, white sheep, brownish chicken, and greyish pig inside of it with yellowish pie, yellowish cake, orange and brown canned fruit and vegetables, white, orange, yellow, and blue bouquet of flowers in orange vase, yellow scarf with fringe and green four leaf clover 4H symbol, and yellow, orange, and white cloths near circle's bottom edge. Animals stand

Image of 2005.011.0001 - Postcard

2005.011.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4513" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street with crosswalks and 1950s style automobiles parked on both sides. Buildings on both sides of street with telephone poles, street lamps, sidewalks and trees in background. Automobiles driving in both directions on street. Person walking away from viewer on sidewalk on proper right hand side of street. Buildings identifiable in image are Rexall Drugs, Hills Jewelry, cafe, grill, Gambles Western Auto, Chase Shoe Store, and a grocery. Image ap

Image of 2005.010.0003 - Poster

2005.010.0003 - Poster

Poster advertising the Grant County Fair in Moses Lake, WA. Full color poster with blue and black colored text of different type faces and color illustration on white background. Illustrated image of carnival rides, booths, tent, games, spot lights, people and balloons scattered throughout large yellow rectangle in top half of poster. Carnival rides, booths, and games include Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, tilt-a-whirl, American Legion Candy Wheel, Service Club Fish Pond, Church Ham Bacon, Boy Scouts Good Food, Women's Club booth and Main Entrance tent. Main colors of carnival rides and booths are red and white. Yellow rectangle in top half of poster has large blue lettering above i

Image of 2005.010.0005 - Poster

2005.010.0005 - Poster

Poster advertising the Grant County Fair in Moses Lake, WA. Full color poster with red and white colored text of different type faces and color illustration on purple background. Reverse of poster has easel type stand. Illustrated image of large yellow cloud-like shape in top half of poster containing head of reddish brown Hereford bull and head of greyish-black Black Angus bull. Both bulls are wearing harnesses and the Hereford bull is in the proper upper right hand corner of shape and Black Angus bull is in shape's lower left hand corner. On proper right hand side of Black Angus bull is six flagpoles each with a flag. Flag colors alternate from red to yellow-orange to dark re

Image of 2005.013.0001 - Postcard

2005.013.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4514" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street with crosswalks and 1950s style automobiles parked on both sides. Buildings on both sides of street with street lamps, parking meters, fire hydrant, street signs, sidewalks and trees, antennas, and telephone poles in background. Parking lot with parked automobiles on proper left hand side of street. Automobiles parked and driving in both directions on street. People walking on sidewalks on both sides of street and man getting out o

Image of 2005.015.0001 - Postcard

2005.015.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 8242" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridge, streets, and roads visible. Victory Village, Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / HERE / Paper" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2006.001.0003 - Supplement, Newspaper

2006.001.0003 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Picture Album." Covers Neppel/Moses Lake, Hiawatha, Mae, and Wheeler, 1909-1952.

Image of 2006.001.0004 - Newspaper

2006.001.0004 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "86 Progress / Perspective 87" published by Columbia Basin Herald from April 30, 1987. Section A, B, and C.

Image of 2006.001.0004 - Newspaper

2006.001.0004 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "86 Progress / Perspective 87" published by Columbia Basin Herald from April 30, 1987. Section A, B, and C.