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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 2006.006.0001 - Menu

2006.006.0001 - Menu

Restaurant menu from The New Turf Derby Room Restaurant and Lounge of Moses Lake, WA. Menu cover is laminated and appears to be printed on brownish paper. Inside of cover is paper menu printed in black lettering on brownish paper with black borders. Menu includes Luncheon Menu (hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, drinks, salads, and deserts (sic)), Breakfast (egg meals, side orders, sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, cereal, juice, omelettes, and drinks), Dinner Menu (meat meals, seafood, and side orders). Prices for menu items are hand written in purplish ink next to each item. Menu and cover are hole punched twice along spine and connected through holes with

Image of 2006.008.0001 - Pamphlet

2006.008.0001 - Pamphlet

Booklet, published in December 1952 by Standford University and prepared for the Board of Directors of Moses Lake Consolidate School District No. 161. Booklet discusses history of the school district of Moses Lake, WA and plans for its future. Topics covered include Moses Lake History, population trends, Moses Lake school enrollment, present facilities, future building needs, financial problems and requirements, administrative organization and the look ahead to future for the Moses Lake school district. Front cover is a black and white photograph of an irrigation canal with vegetation, telephones, and clouds in background. "MOSES LAKE" in white near top edge on front cover. "

Image of 2006.010.0001 - Postcard

2006.010.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 8243" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, body of water, undeveloped land, possible railroad tracks, and roadways visible. Image may include Neppel Railroad depot. Cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD " printed on top half of postcard. Three cancelled green 1 cent King George VI Canadian stamps in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Three postmarks on stamps and one postmark and cancellation stamp on proper left hand side of card printed ove

Image of 2006.012.0001 - Pamphlet

2006.012.0001 - Pamphlet

Brochure, published by Great Northern Railway Company. Brochure front cover has title of brochure near top of page in red box and Great Northern Railway logo near bottom of page with black and white photograph of Grand Coulee Dam in background. Main colors of brochure are red, turquoise blue, white, and black. Brochure discusses Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and the prosperity in farming with irrigation in the Columbia Basin Area. Brochure supplemented with black and white photographs of fields of crops, farming equipment, livestock, orchards, and Grand Coulee Dam; illustrations of Grand Coulee Dam and crops; and a map of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project highlighting irrigabl

Image of 2006.013.0001 - Postcard

2006.013.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4503" 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, and sidewalks visible. Traffic light visible near top of image. Automobiles parked and driving in both directions on street. Woman walking on sidewalk on proper left hand side of street. Buildings identifiable in image are Baumgarten & Rowrk Furniture, a drug store, a hardware store, Rexall Drugs, Irgens

Image of 2006.015.0001 - Album, Record

2006.015.0001 - Album, Record

1960s long playing black vinyl two sided record album inside paper sleeve inserted into cardboard album cover/jacket. This collection of related music tracks, commercially distributed to the public, was produced by Moses Lake, WA music band, "Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra." Cardboard album cover/jacket is turquoise in color with "STEVE LAUGHERY PRESENTS" in black outlined lettering and "DANCE / TIME" in white lettering near center of cover. Below album title is black outlined cartoon-illustrations of four men playing and surrounded by a variety of musical instruments with "The Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra" in black italic font below. "Stevenson" printed near illustrati

Image of 2006.017.0001 - Pamphlet

2006.017.0001 - Pamphlet

Brochure, published by The Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District. Brochure front cover has "MOSES / LAKE / WASHINGTON." near top of brochure on the proper left hand side of an illustration of the state of Washington. The state is in orange and outlined in white with a black star near the middle of the state. Moses Lake is white in block lettering and Washington is in orange. Below wording and illustration is a sepia toned photograph of an aerial view of the City of Moses Lake and Moses Lake. Below photograph in white lettering is "THE AGRICULTURAL / METROPOLIS AND / RECREATION PARADISE / OF THE SUN BASIN." Wording and illustration on black background. Back cover of b

Image of 2006.018.0001 - Pamphlet

2006.018.0001 - Pamphlet

Brochure, possibly published by Brown Neppel Storage Co. Brochure front cover has in black lettering "Third Annual / PREMIUM LIST / Grant County / Agricultural / FAIR / Friday / and / Saturday / Sept. 4 and 5 / 1925 / Neppel, Wash." Lettering bordered by black boarder and black line illustration of flower swag between Fair and Friday. Back cover has in black lettering "Compliments / of / Brown / Neppel / Storage / Co. / Neppel, Wash." Lettering is bordered by a black line and a black illustration of a wreath between Co. and Neppel. Cover is made from brownish paper and pages inside brochure are white. Brochure lists Officers of the Grant County Fair Association (C.W. Scott, P

Image of 2007.003.0001 - Postcard

2007.003.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4512" 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 and buildings and telephone poles and trees in background. Street lamps and traffic light are visible. Buildings in image are Chevron Gas Station, a tavern, a garage, and others that cannot be identified. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Image appears to be Broadway Ave. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp

Image of 2007.010.0001 - Postcard

2007.010.0001 - Postcard

Color postcard of U&I Sugar Factory in Moses Lake, WA. Image of a factory made up of several buildings and silos with parking lot filled with farm machinery, trucks, and automobiles. Grassy field in foreground with irrigation sprinklers. Printed on reverse of card on proper left hand side: "SUGAR FACTORY / MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON." "DISTRIBUTED BY SPOKANE GREETING CARD CO., SPOKANE, WASHINGTON" printed along proper left hand edge on reverse of card. "CURTEICHCOLOR 3-D NATURAL COLOR REPRODUCTION (REG. U.S.A. PAT. OFF.)" printed along middle of card to create a divided back on reverse of card. "POST CARD" printed on proper right hand side on reverse of card under stamp box. "PLACE / STAMP

Image of 2007.011.0001 - Postcard

2007.011.0001 - Postcard

Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features a black and white illustration along top edge of card of men and women picnicking in a forested area. Women are wearing long sleeved ankle-length dresses and men are wearing long pants and long sleeved jackets. Below illustration is a red felt pennant adhered to proper right hand side of card. Next to pennant is a printed red line along proper right hand edge. "Neppel, Wn." is printed in black in middle of pennant. "We have great times in" is printed in red below illustration and above pennant. "Better come." is printed in red below pennant and near bottom edge of card. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / Correspondence Here / Address Here" prin

Image of 2007.012.0001 - Postcard

2007.012.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "2042 - Moses Lake, Washington" in white on bottom of image. "Johnston" 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 and buildings and telephone poles and trees in background. Street lamps and traffic light are visible. Buildings in image are Chevron Gas Station, a tavern, a garage, and others that cannot be identified. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Rever

Image of 2007.017.0001 - Postcard

2007.017.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Highway Across Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 722" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a Highway 10 in Moses Lake, WA. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence. "1.00 / CHS" written in pencil above stamp box.

Image of 2007.017.0002 - Postcard

2007.017.0002 - 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 / 4502" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a shoreline on Moses Lake, WA. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence. "1.00 / CHS" written in pencil above stamp box.

Image of 2007.017.0003 - Postcard

2007.017.0003 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 734" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a shoreline on Moses Lake, WA. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence. "1.00 / CHS" written in pencil above stamp box.

Image of 2007.019.0002 - Postcard

2007.019.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 723" 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 and buildings, gas pump, telephone poles and trees in background. Buildings in image are Wetzels/Grocery/Meats, Pool Hall, Wilmots Lunch, and Williams Modern Cafe. Automobiles include 1940s cars with men in hats standing around them. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of

Image of 2007.019.0001 - Postcard

2007.019.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wa." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 733" 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 and buildings and telephone poles in background. Buildings in image are Moses Lake Hardware, Moses Lake Garage, Rainbow Gas, Rexall Drugs, O.K. Cafe, Texaco, and Washington Gasoline. Automobiles include 1940s cars and an Army jeep. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Revers

Image of 2008.023.0001 - Folio

2008.023.0001 - Folio

Postcard folio of Grand Coulee Dam. Contains Ellis postcards, c.a. 1940s.

Image of 2008.010.0001 - Postcard

2008.010.0001 - Postcard

Color postcard of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street at intersection with automobiles parked on both sides and buildings in background. Street lamps and traffic lights are visible. Buildings in image are Bi-Rite Drugs, Jobin's, Elmer's American & Chinese Restaurant, Thrifty Drugs, Jensen's, Tyson's, and others that cannot be identified. Automobiles include 1960s and 1970s cars. Image appears to be Third Avenue. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / ADDRESS" printed on proper right hand side of postcard. "Pub. by Smith-Western Co., 1533 Broadway, Tacoma, Wash. / S-71046" printed along middle divider. "Moses Lake, Washington / Located in the Heart of Washington this is a portion

Image of 2008.020.0001 - Postcard

2008.020.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "U&I Sugar Refinery Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4501" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of field in foreground with buildings and parking lot with parked automobiles in background. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / Paper" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.