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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 2008.012.0001 - Postcard

2008.012.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. " 'Vans Cabins' on 'Moses Lake', Wn." in white on bottom of image. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved road with small buildings lining road with trees. Telephone poles are visible. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" with "AZO" border in stamp box. "5.00" written in pencil near stamp box. "20" printed/stamped in proper lower left hand corner. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2009.008.0001 - Postcard

2009.008.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 721" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features body of water, Moses Lake. Shores, plant material, and rocks visible. Possible buildings along shoreline in background. 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.

Image of 2012.007.0013 - Postcard

2012.007.0013 - Postcard

Color postcard featuring a Japan Airlines (JAL) airplane in flight. Reverse of card: "DC-8 JET COURIER" and "POST CARD" along top edge. Japan Airlines logo printed near center line of postcard with "Route of the Couriers." "Japan Air Lines / Printed in Japan" in proper lower left hand corner. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2015.016.0002 - Postcard

2015.016.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn," in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4515" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street with automobiles parked on both sides, and buildings and street lights, telephone poles, and trees in background. Street has two crosswalks with three probable Caucasian women crossing street and three cones. One storefront has a probable Caucasian woman and child walking by. Buildings in image are Diamond, a hardware store, a furniture store, Brownies Shoe Stores, a jewelry store, Chinese American Restaurant, a Lodge, and Casey Music Stor

Image of 2014.004.0063 - Postcard

2014.004.0063 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 737" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of road with automobiles parked on both sides, car driving on roadway and people walking along both sides of road. Buildings visible in image are Ralph's Grocery Market, Moses Lake Inn Cafe, Pool Hall, and Richfield Gas. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Image appears to be West Broadway Avenue. Cancelled purple 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE / AUG 7 / 8 - AM / 1947 ; WASH." and is near stam

Image of 2014.004.0064 - Postcard

2014.004.0064 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wn." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 737" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of road with automobiles parked on both sides, car driving on roadway and people walking along both sides of road. Buildings visible in image are Ralph's Grocery Market, Moses Lake Inn Cafe, Pool Hall, and Richfield Gas. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Image appears to be West Broadway Avenue. 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, add

Image of 2014.004.0065 - Postcard

2014.004.0065 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Marketing Potatoes - Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 738" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of nine large flat bed trucks on proper right hand side of image loaded with full burlap sacks parked on side of unimproved road in single file line facing away from photographer. Trucks appear to be parked outside building with "WESTERN COLD STORAGE CO." sign near top of wall of building. Two 1940s style vehicles driving on road, one in each direction. 1940s style vehicle parked on side of road opposite of trucks, facing photographer. Field, trees, telephone poles, and houses in background.

2016.004.0001 - Ad, Magazine

Advertisement, "International Hangar Doors tailored to fit 'High- Tailing' Bombers! / Way up in Moses Lake, Washington, heating a hangar that houses three B-52's can pose a problem. Tail assemblies of these giant jets are extremely tall. Wingspreads cover a wide area, too. And unless hangar doors are designed to fit these huge two-way dimensions, moving the big planes in and out through a single outsize opening normally causes plenty of costly heat loss. International's's Aviation Door engineers eliminated this problem by developing the unique entrance pictured above. Two Telescoping Canopy Doors of different heights serve each of the three openings. Wing doors are formed of six leaves, each

Image of 2002.014.0001 - 2002.014.

2002.014.0001 - 2002.014.

Farm-in-a-Day beanie, 1952. Burgundy fabric rounded brimless cap with five springs attached around cap. Each spring has a silver or green colored bell. Gold colored pinwheel on top of cap. "FARM - IN -A - DAY / MOSES LAKE, WA / BOWL CAFE / MAY 29, 1952" written in yellow paint on beanie. Barbara Shay wrote a background on this object: "The beanie was brought home by my mother the day of the farm being built. We lived (still live) on what is now Road 'K.' At that time there was no houses around us. We walked across the road about 200 to 300 feet and set on the small hill, over looking the Farm-in-a-Day being built. Since we might get in the way, we were not allowed to go over."

Image of 2002.012.0001 - 2002.012.

2002.012.0001 - 2002.012.

Cloth drawstring bag with "SOUVENIR OF / Farm-in-a-Day / MOSES LAKE, WASH." printed in green on one side of bag. White cardboard rectangle sewn into bag and appears to be mailing label. Label has "Quality bags by..."To," four lines to write address on, and "THIS SPACE / FOR STAMPS" printed on card. Bags were used by Don Dunn to send souvenir beans grown at Farm-in-a-Day in Moses Lake, WA around the United States.

Image of 2002.006.0002 - 2002.006.

2002.006.0002 - 2002.006.

Plastic 40 ounce U&I Sugar Company brown sugar bag with recipe on back. Bag colors include red, blue, and yellow.

Image of 2003.003.0011 - 2003.003.

2003.003.0011 - 2003.003.

Gold colored metal pin with "N / JUNIOR / HONOR / S" on front from Neppel High School. Pin is in the shape of a torch with flame with jewelry closure on back.

Image of 2003.003.0014 - 2003.003.

2003.003.0014 - 2003.003.

Black tassel from 1987 possibly from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington.

Image of 1994.002.0001 - 1994.002.

1994.002.0001 - 1994.002.

Spherical walnut vessel turned by Ken Goodrich entitled "Block 42 Pioneer." Dark brown Walnut bowl made from tree planted in 1958 by Jack Lybbert on Lynn Whitaker farm on Block 42.

Image of 1996.002.0001 - 1996.002.

1996.002.0001 - 1996.002.

Vessel made out of apple wood turned by Ken Goodrich. Wood came from apple tree that lined Neppel Crossing (Alder Street land fill) in Moses Lake, WA.

Image of 2004.003.0001 - 2004.003.

2004.003.0001 - 2004.003.

Grey Remington Rand ten-key adding machine with adding tape and burgundy knobs. Keys include white numbers 0-9, and burgundy Sub Total, Total, X, R, and a C on a lever. Mrs. Osborne rented it from Hutchinson Office Supply in the 1950s and eventually bought it in 1955. Remington Rand was formed as a result of the 1927 merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Company. Its products included typewriters, adding machines and other office equipment and office filing systems. From www.hpmuseum.org: Simple adding machines that printed on a paper tape were introduced around 1872. The samples pictured below were hand-driven but some later models replaced the cranks with

Image of 2005.012.0033 - 2005.012.

2005.012.0033 - 2005.012.

A small clear glass baby food jar with blue metal lid filled with Mount St. Helens volcanic ash. "Mt. Saint Helens Eruption / May 18, 1980 / Collected at Yakima, Wa." on typed label affixed to jar. From http://volcanoes.usgs.gov: "Small jagged pieces of rocks, minerals, and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt (less than 2 millimeters (1/12 inch) in diameter) erupted by a volcano are called volcanic ash. Very small ash particles can be less than 0.001 millimeters (1/25,000th of an inch) across. Volcanic ash is not the product of combustion, like the soft fluffy material created by burning wood, leaves, or paper. Volcanic ash is hard, does not dissolve in water, is extremely a

Image of 2005.012.0034 - 2005.012.

2005.012.0034 - 2005.012.

A small clear glass baby food jar with blue metal lid filled with Mount St. Helens volcanic ash. "Mt. Saint Helens Eruption / May 18, 1980 / Collected at Moses Lake, Wa." on typed label affixed to jar. From http://volcanoes.usgs.gov: "Small jagged pieces of rocks, minerals, and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt (less than 2 millimeters (1/12 inch) in diameter) erupted by a volcano are called volcanic ash. Very small ash particles can be less than 0.001 millimeters (1/25,000th of an inch) across. Volcanic ash is not the product of combustion, like the soft fluffy material created by burning wood, leaves, or paper. Volcanic ash is hard, does not dissolve in water, is extr

Image of 2001.005.0001 - Print, Photographic

2001.005.0001 - Print, Photographic

Matted black and white photograph of Neppel Commercial Co. store. Automobile and trees in background. Picture probably taken in Neppel, Washington. The Neppel Commercial Co. was owned by Ed Leland and Emil Rudlof. The pair formed a partnership with Harvey Smith to buy most of the platted lots in Neppel, WA from the Brunder family in 1927. The grocery store was sold in the early 1940s to Charles McCosh. Matt is 12" x 16".

Image of 2001.005.0002 - Print, Photographic

2001.005.0002 - Print, Photographic

Matted black and white photograph of street scene in Neppel, Washington. Automobiles, buildings (Gas and Cafe), telephone poles and trees in background. Matt is 12" x 16".