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Name Washington
Details The State of Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, as the 42nd State with much the same boundaries as at present. It extends from Pacific Ocean on the west, to Idaho on the east; and, from Oregon on the south, to the Province of British Columbia on the north. Prior to statehood, it had been a part of Oregon Territory, and later became Washington Territory, including Idaho and part of western Montana. In 1863 and 1864, Idaho and Montana were separated. When organized as a territory on March 2, 1853, the name Columbia was suggested in Congress. Rep. Richard H. Stanton of Kentucky amended the bill by striking out Columbia and inserting Washington, to honor the first President of the United States. At one time, an unsuccessful attempt was made to combine eastern Washington and eastern Oregon under the name, Lincoln.

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Image of 2003.003.0012 - Announcement, Graduation

2003.003.0012 - Announcement, Graduation

Commencement annoucement from Neppel High School, 1931. Annoucement list school colors, school motto, school flower, and graduating class.

Image of 2003.003.0013 - Program

2003.003.0013 - Program

Program for the Miss Moses Lake Pageant, 1966 presented by the Greater Moses Lake, Float and Festival Committee, Inc. Program features Lora Lee Larimer

Image of 2004.001.0001 - Postcard

2004.001.0001 - Postcard

Black and white postcard of map of Columbia Basin Project in Washington. Map shows portion of Washington state with the Columbia Basin Project highlighted. The image of Washington is shown with north at the bottom of card looking south. Town names, bodies of water, Yakima Irrigation Project, and Grand Coulee Dam are named. "Perspective View - Columbia Basin Project" and "Pub by Ellis / 1942" in white lettering along top edge of postcard. Reverse of card on proper left side: "COLUMBIA BASIN PROJECT / This perspective view shows the relation of / Grand Coulee dam to the proposed irrigation / project which will bring life giving water to / 1,200,000 acres of fertile but arid desert land. / He

Image of 2004.008.0001 - Postcard

2004.008.0001 - Postcard

Black and white photo postcard. "This is at Moses Lake The 4th of July / When they were at dinner" hand written in cursive in black ink on bottom of postcard. Image of probable Caucasian men, women, and children sitting under a covered picnic site. Food on cloths on tables. People appear to be dressed in formal attire. Banner/cloth with stars and stripes hangs across shelter. Body of water and sagebrush in background. Postmark on image: "KEWANEE / OCT 10 / PM / 1907 / ILL." Cancelled green 1 cent Benjamin Franklin stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / OCT / 7 / A.M. / 1907 / WASH" and is near stamp. Reverse of card also has: "POST CARD / CORR

Image of 2004.006.0001 - Postcard

2004.006.0001 - 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. Reverse of

Image of 2004.006.0002 - Postcard

2004.006.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 745" 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. Person on bicycle on one side of road. Buildings in image are Morris Cafe, an unmarked gas station, and an unmarked cafe. 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. Reverse of postcard has no st

Image of 2004.006.0003 - Postcard

2004.006.0003 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard on Kodak Paper with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wa." 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, a

Image of 2004.006.0004 - Postcard

2004.006.0004 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard on Kodak Paper with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wa." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4509" 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. Buildings in image are Thatcher's Cafe, Greyhound Bus Station, Turf Cafe, 5 and 10 Cent Store, Moses Lake Realty, a gas station, and a drug store. Automobiles include 1950s cars. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / P

Image of 2004.006.0005 - Postcard

2004.006.0005 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard on Kodak Paper with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wa" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4504" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street with parked automobiles and buildings and street lights, telephone poles, and trees in background. U.S. Flag on top of one of the buildings. Probable Caucasian man and woman walking down sidewalk. Buildings in image are Meyer Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning, Medical Dental Bldg., Real Estate Insurance, and Browns Bi-Rite Drugs. Automobiles include 1950s cars. Image on card appears to be Third Ave. and Ash looking towards Div

Image of 2004.006.0006 - Postcard

2004.006.0006 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard on Kodak Paper with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wa." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4511" 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. Man crossing street and woman walking down sidewalk. Buildings in image are Sprouse Ritz Co., 5 & 10 Cent Store, Turf Cafe, dry cleaners building, gas station, Cash Store, Thrifty Drug, Sears, and Mel's. Automobiles include 1950s cars. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue and Beech. Reverse of card: "PHOTO

Image of 2004.007.0001 - Envelope

2004.007.0001 - Envelope

Brown paper envelope addressed to "Burgess Seed & Plant Co. / Galesburg, / Michigan." Seed company in printed on envelope, not handwritten. In proper upper right hand corner is "Please Write Your Name and Address Plainly / From" and three printed lines; "Mrs. John Ewald; / Neppel. / Washington." is handwritten in cursive in blue ink on the lines. Red 2 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper left hand corner. Postmark is "NEPPEL / MAR / 1 / P.M. / 1932 / WASH" and partially covers stamp. Envelope appears to be sealed and empty . On flap on back of envelope: "STOP / Have You Signed Your Name / and Complete Address." Staple through middle of envelope.

Image of 2004.012.0001 - Pamphlet

2004.012.0001 - Pamphlet

1962 Edition of guidebook to recreational activities in the Columbia Basin area of Washington. Booklet is mostly printed in black and white with a red and white cover. Booklet contains description of the "Sun Basin," recreation opportunities of the area, highlights from the communities of the Columbia Basin, scenic areas of the Columbia Basin, an overview of the surrounding dams, maps of local recreation areas, and tour suggestions for the area. Guidebook also has Classified Directory to advertisements seen in booklet. Advertisements include automobiles dealerships in Ephrata; barber shops in Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Soap Lake; bakery in Moses Lake; banks in Coulee City, Ephrata, Moses

Image of 2004.014.0001 - Registration

2004.014.0001 - Registration

Charter from Veterans of WWI of the U.S.A. for Chief Moses Barracks in Moses Lake, WA. Certificate certifies, "that the National Board of Administration of The Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. hereby grants a charter to Chief Moses Barracks No. 2652 for the formation of a Barracks of The Veterans of World War I of the United States of America to be known as Chief Moses Barracks no. 2652, Moses Lake, Washington." Dated 08/02/1961. Names listed as a part of the Chief Moses Barracks: "George Adriance, Walter Bahrenfuse, Henry W. Becker, Carl E. Benson, Nathan L. Bozeman, Ezra F. Carden, Cal Causey, Eli Ralph Corbin, J.L. Cotton, Merle G. Radelmiller, James L. Burgess, Jake Frick, Peter J.

Image of 2004.014.0002 - Discharge, Military

2004.014.0002 - Discharge, Military

Honorable Discharge certificate from The United States Army for Oral A. Guffin with leather holder. Certificate is a mixture of printed and hand written text. Front side of certificate: "Honorable Discharge from The United States Army / TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: / This is to Certify, That Oral A. Guffin 4270520 / Pvt 1st Co 166 Depot Brigade Camp Lewis, Wa. Co. C. 23rd M.G.Bn. Camp Lee, VA 2/13/19 / THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful / Service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the military service of the / United States by reason of muster out telegram AGO 11/16/18 / Said Oral A. Guffin was born / in Iowa City, in the State of Iowa / When enlisted he was 21

Image of 2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article of obituary of Daniel Spies. Daniel Spies, a long time Moses Lake, WA resident, was 97 and passed away on December 30, 1989. He was buried at the Kappel Cemetery, also known as the East Ruff Cemetery, just east of Ruff on Road 6. Mr. Spies was born on October 13, 1892, in Kischnoff, Russia. As a young boy he immigrated to the United States with his family. He lived in Chewelah then Odessa, WA. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during WWI and was stationed in Burdoe and Shatoe, France. While in the service he was a mule skinner hauling supplies for the 346th Field Artillery Supply Company and later while overseas drove truck for the same company. Mr. Spies was honorab

Image of 2004.021.0001 - Postcard

2004.021.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo 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. Image of paved roadway with left hand curve going over body of water. Highway has solid dividing line. Fields, trees, telephone poles, and house in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / 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 2004.016.0001 - Postcard

2004.016.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4511" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of dirt/gravel road with 1940s automobiles parked on both sides, buildings, stop light with person crossing road and telephone poles in background. Buildings in image are Moses Lake Hardware, Moses Lake Garage, a Jewelry Store, two Cafes, Shell, a Gas Station and Norge. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue. Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "ELLENSBURG, WASH / JUL 6 / 12 - M / 1948" an

Image of 2004.017.0001 - Postcard

2004.017.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 8244" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, and roads visible. Victory Village, Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Cancelled purple 3 cents Thomas Jefferson stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "OPPORTUNITY / MAY 12 / 1030 AM / 1949 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Hi Pat. / am at Arts', & Marena's, - left / Spokane, at 9:15 this morn. No work / at M

Image of 2004.018.0001 - Postcard

2004.018.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "'Farm in a Day' Moses Lake - Wn" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4508" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of house constructed for Farm in a Day project in Moses Lake, WA. Image of one story house with several windows and porch. Telephone pole, dirt road, three automobiles (two flat bed trucks and one car), fence, and swing set in front of house. Fields, farmland, telephone poles, and brick sign in background. Probable Caucasian female child in front of house and probable Caucasian male in field next to house. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Ko