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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 2006.001.0039 - Newspaper

2006.001.0039 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Columbia Basin Herald" from June 19, 1997.

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2006.001.0041 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Columbia Basin Herald" from June 23, 1997.

Image of 2006.001.0043 - Newspaper

2006.001.0043 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "How Sweet it Is!" Published by Columbia Basin Herald from September 1998.

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2006.001.0044 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Moses Lake and The Columbia Basin: Try It . . . You'll Like It." Progress Edition published by Columbia Basin Herald from June 23, 1972. Newspaper contains Front Page describing Progress Edition 1972, pages 11-22, and separate sections for History, Agriculture, Communities, and Recreation.

Image of 2006.001.0047 - Newspaper

2006.001.0047 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Make Mine Moses Lake and the Columbia Basin" Progress Edition published by Columbia Basin Herald from June 26, 1970. Newspaper contains separate sections for Agriculture and History.

Image of 2006.001.0048 - Pamphlet

2006.001.0048 - Pamphlet

Exhibit guide/brochure: "Reflecting on a Vision: Moses Lake and the Columbia River Dams" from the Adam East Museum & Art Center, circa 1996.

Image of 2006.001.0049 - Supplement, Newspaper

2006.001.0049 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Picture Album, Vol. III." Covers Neppel/Moses Lake, and surrounding areas, 1908-1952.

Image of 2006.001.0050 - Supplement, Newspaper

2006.001.0050 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Moses Lake / Neppel Memories, Vol. IV."

Image of 2006.001.0051 - Newspaper

2006.001.0051 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Columbia Basin Herald" from December 31, 1992.

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2006.001.0052 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Columbia Basin Herald" from September 10, 1998.

Image of 2006.001.0053 - Supplement, Newspaper

2006.001.0053 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Moses Lake / Neppel Memories, Picture Album, Vol. VI."

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2006.001.0054 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Moses Lake / Neppel Memories, Picture Album, Vol. V."

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2006.009.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 8239" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, undeveloped land, bridges, and roadways visible. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2006.003.0001 - Postcard

2006.003.0001 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a red and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a white pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian woman standing and carrying long stem roses in her right hand and one rose in left hand under her chin. Woman is dressed in light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length dress with pleats and dark heeled shoes and stockings. Woman is wearing bracelet on her right hand. "There Are Lots of Pretty Girls in" printed in black along top ed

Image of 2006.003.0002 - Postcard

2006.003.0002 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a red and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a white pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian man holding/standing behind a possible Caucasian woman. Man is dressed in dark slacks, dark shoes, light colored long sleeved shirt, and dark necktie. Woman is dressed in light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length dress with pleats and swooped collar and dark heeled shoes and stockings. Woman has hair arranged in two buns. W

Image of 2006.003.0003 - Postcard

2006.003.0003 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a red and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a green pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a green bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian woman sitting in a side chair with a bouquet of roses in her lap. Woman is dressed in a light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length decorated two layer dress. Woman is wearing a bracelet on her left wrist and may have a possible ribbon in hair. Woman has left arm resting on back of chair and right elbow resting on her knee

Image of 2006.003.0004 - Postcard

2006.003.0004 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a yellow and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a green pole with yellow ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a green bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian man holding a possible Caucasian woman. Man is dressed in dark suit with jacket, light colored shirt, and dark ascot. Man is holding woman's left hand and has his left hand around her back. Woman is dressed in light colored short sleeved ankle length dress and long light colored shawl. Woman may have a possible ribb

Image of 2006.003.0005 - Postcard

2006.003.0005 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a red and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a white pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian woman sitting on park bench with both hands resting on bench and leaning forward. Woman is dressed in light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length dress with pleats and swooped collar and dark heeled shoes and stockings. Woman is wearing ring and bracelet on right hand. "m Waiting for You in" printed in black along top ed

Image of 2006.003.0006 - Postcard

2006.003.0006 - 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 purpled bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian woman sitting in a side chair with a bouquet of roses in her lap. Woman is dressed in a light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length decorated two layer dress. Woman is wearing a bracelet on her left wrist and may have a possible ribbon in hair. Woman has left arm resting on back of chair and right elbow resting on

Image of 2006.005.0001 - Postcard

2006.005.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Aerial View - Moses Lake - Wn" in white on bottom of image. "Pub by Ellis / 4519" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridges, 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.