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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 2006.001.0005 - Newspaper

2006.001.0005 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Progress 1990 / Into the 90s" published by the Columbia Basin Herald from April 30, 1990. Section B and E.

Image of 2006.001.0046 - Newspaper

2006.001.0046 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "50 Years of Chronicling the Lives of People in the Columbia Basin" from October 18, 1991. Published by Columbia Basin Herald.

Image of 2006.001.0020 - Clipping, Newspaper

2006.001.0020 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article, "History Comes to Life in MAC Exhibit" from Columbia Basin Herald, circa 1996.

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2006.001.0021 - Envelope

Envelope: "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation. Appears to be public relation kit for Columbia Basin Project. Envelope contains: The Columbia Basin Project brochure published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation, circa 1971; 2 leaflets, "A Brief Geological Description of the Columbia Basin Project"; CBP-1001 leaflet with two tables discussing acreage irrigation, dated April 1975; stapled report containing "1975 Crop Report Summary Sheet / Columbia Basin Project," "1975 Fruit Report," and "1975 Livestock Report"; Report, "Columbia Basin Project Financial Status," dated June 30, 1975, p

Image of 2006.002.0001 - Postcard

2006.002.0001 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a yellow and purple pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tide to purple pole with yellow ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a purple bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian man holding/kissing a possible Caucasian woman. Man is dressed in a dark three piece suit with light colored shirt, handkerchief in pocket, and necktie. Man has right arm around woman's back and appears to be kissing woman on left eyelid. Woman is dressed in a light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length

Image of 2006.001.0022 - Pamphlet

2006.001.0022 - Pamphlet

The Columbia Basin Project brochure published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation, circa 1971. Brochure in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0023 - Leaflet

2006.001.0023 - Leaflet

Leaflet, "A Brief Geological Description of the Columbia Basin Project." Leaflet in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0025 - Leaflet

2006.001.0025 - Leaflet

CBP-1001 leaflet with two tables discussing acreage irrigation, dated April 1975. Leaflet in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0026 - Report

2006.001.0026 - Report

Stapled report containing "1975 Crop Report Summary Sheet / Columbia Basin Project," "1975 Fruit Report," and "1975 Livestock Report." Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0027 - Report

2006.001.0027 - Report

Report, "Columbia Basin Project Financial Status," dated June 30, 1975, published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation. Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

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2006.001.0028 - Report

"1974 Recreation and Wildlife Summary" for Columbia Basin Project. Summary in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0029 - Report

2006.001.0029 - Report

Report, "Data on Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbian Basin Project," dated April 1976. Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

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2006.001.0030 - Report

Report, "Milestones in Columbia Basin Project Development, 1903-1975." Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

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2006.001.0031 - Report

Report, "Irrigation Blocks, Acreages and Farm Units / Columbia Basin Project, 1948-1977." Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0032 - Map

2006.001.0032 - Map

Map, "PN Region of Columbia Basin Project Washington with Sequence of Development," published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation and plated January 1975. Map in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.001.0033 - Map

2006.001.0033 - Map

Map, "Bureau of Reclamation Columbia Basin Project" showing Enhancement Areas, Recreation, and Fish and Wildlife, dated November 28, 1973. Map in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

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2006.001.0034 - Report

Table, "Bird Harvest, 1949-1974." Table in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

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2006.001.0035 - Report

Report, "Population Distribution / Columbia Basin Project," comparing 1948 and 1974. Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.

Image of 2006.003.0007 - Postcard

2006.003.0007 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a yellow and purple pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a purple pole with yellow ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a purple bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian man holding/standing behind a possible Caucasian woman. Man is dressed in dark suit with jacket, light colored shirt, and dark ascot and is holding woman's hand. Woman is dressed in light colored short sleeved ankle length dress with decorations, scooped/v-neck bust line, and long light colored shawl. Woman is

Image of 2006.001.0036 - Report

2006.001.0036 - Report

Report, "Changes of Economic Significance / Columbia Basin Project Area and Comparison Area, 1948-1963," dated April 1965. Report in envelope "Welcome to the Columbia Basin Project" published by U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation.