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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.

Associated Records

Image of 2008.023.0011 - Postcard

2008.023.0011 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Dry Falls of the Columbia" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 491" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features aerial view of Dry Falls geological feature. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0012 - Postcard

2008.023.0012 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "East Power House Construction" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1915 / East" in white in proper lower right hand corner. Postcard features two men in work clothes and hard hats standing on scaffolding and working with reinforcing bar structure; Grand Coulee Dam in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0013 - Postcard

2008.023.0013 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Administration Building Grand Coulee Dam" on bottom of image. "Ellis / xxx (illegible)" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features street view of large building with manicured landscapes; hills in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0015 - Postcard

2008.023.0015 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Grade School Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom of image. "Ellis / 19x (illegible)" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features street view of large building with manicured landscapes; hills in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0016 - Postcard

2008.023.0016 - Postcard

Black and white postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. Postcard features Grand Coulee Dam spillway. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0017 - Postcard

2008.023.0017 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam from Upper Side" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1908 (illegible)" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features water with Grand Coulee Dam and hills in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0018 - Postcard

2008.023.0018 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Night View of Coulee Dam Lake" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1912" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features nighttime scene of water with boat/barge in foreground and hills in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0019 - Postcard

2008.023.0019 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Devils Punch Bowl" on bottom of image. "Pub By / Ellis / 382" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features waterfall with rocky cliffs in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. 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.

Image of 2008.027.0001 - Postcard

2008.027.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Completed Dam" in white on bottom of image. "Pub By Ellis / 11910" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of illustration of a completed Grand Coulee Dam, WA with hills and vegetation in background. Reverse of card: " POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. Canceled United States of America Industry Agriculture For Defense one cent stamp in stamp box. "Dearce (illegible): I had thot I'd get / a good long letter off to / you - I think of you all / every day. Am here / for this PM. Am leaving / Spokane at 7 AM. tomorrow / for home - Hope this finds / You all well. Love / Aunt Jessie" in in

Image of 2008.027.0002 - Postcard

2008.027.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC photo postcard with white border. "16-506 Length of Spillway 1,650 ft. Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Sawyers" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of Grand Coulee Dam with road, telephone pole, and cars in parking lot in foreground; hills and vegetation in background. Reverse of card: " POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. Canceled George Washington one cent stamp in stamp box. "Coulee Dam Oct. 17. / We are spending night / here. Seattle tomorrow. / Nancy Lee telegraphed me / Spokane about Ed Lyman / and I called N. last evening. / It was so good to hear / her voice. Your letter was / at Hawleys' fo

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 2008.027.0003 - Postcard

2008.027.0003 - 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: "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 100P - 1956.001.

100P - 1956.001.

Dark colored leaf shaped stone point with convex base. A/L Knives - Generalized Cutting tools "General Quality." Age Undetermined. Columbia Plateau.

Image of 101P - 1956.001.

101P - 1956.001.

Dark colored leaf shaped stone point with convex base. A/L Blanks or Preforms- age undetermined. These are tools which are not finished. They would have later been further reduced into projectile points, knives, etc.