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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 402P - 1956.001.

402P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and convex base. A/L Reed Point. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 403P - 1956.001.

403P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and convex base. A/L Reed Point. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 404P - 1956.001.

404P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and convex base. A/L Very light side-notch - possibly Late Phase Projectile Point. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 405P - 1956.001.

405P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and convex base. A/L Reed Point. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 406P - 1956.001.

406P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and convex base. A/L Non Diagnostic Projectile. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 407P - 1956.001.

407P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. Point has unusually long stem. A/L Barbed point, contracting stem, convex base. Very long, slender and tapering stem. May be hafted graver. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 408P - 1956.001.

408P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. A/L Barbed point, parallel sided stem, straight base. A/L Late Phase Projectile - Age undetermined. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 409P - 1956.001.

409P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. A/L Barbed point, parallel sided stem, straight base. A/L Late Phase Projectile - Age undetermined. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 410P - 1956.001.

410P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. A/L Barbed point, parallel sided stem, straight base. A/L Late Phase Projectile - Age undetermined. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 411P - 1956.001.

411P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. A/L Barbed point, parallel sided stem, straight base. A/L Late Phase Projectile - Age undetermined. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 412P - 1956.001.

412P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with parallel-sided stem and flat base. A/L Barbed point, parallel sided stem, straight base. A/L Rabbit Island / Frenchman Springs - Age undetermined. Vulcan, WA is a settlement on the east bank of the Columbia River, directly below Cabinet Rapids in the southwest corner of Douglas County. The place is in a hot, sandy area. It was named for the Roman god of fire because of intense heat in summer months.

Image of 2007.018.0001 - 2007.018.

2007.018.0001 - 2007.018.

"Lytle Amis Green" pin/button from Columbia Basin Project, Potholes Dam. Button is a possible celluloid button and is comprised of yellow front with black text and metal back with clasp. Text on front of button: "LYTLE AMIS & GREEN / 880 / POTHOLES DAM." From: www.usbr.gov: The contract for construction of the Potholes dam and reservoir was awarded to a joint venture of C. F. Lytle Company, Amis Construction Company, and Green Construction Company, on October 24, 1946. Work on the project began in January 1947 when crews began excavations for the outlet works and stripping the foundation area. Excavated materials were stockpiled for construction of the embankment, which began in April. T

Image of 2001.004.0001 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0001 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin", Set #13. First slide of series (color), has words "DEVELOPMENT / OF THE / COLUMBIA BASIN" printed over image. Image of man-made container of red flowers surrounded with sidewalks and grass with mountain and trees in background. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide.

Image of 2001.004.0002 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0002 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Second slide of series (color), "Map of the most active part of the Columbia Basin, with location of the Grand Coulee Dam at the very top." Image of a mostly yellow map of the Columbia Basin Irrigation System with the Grand Coulee Dam, water sources, wasteways, and siphons of the Columbia Basin labeled. "Map" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on other side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0013 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0013 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirteenth slide of series (color), "At the conclusion of the lecture, the audience, for a small fee, is given a trip through the dam itself. Here is a typical crowd that is conducted hourly during the tourist season." A large group of men and women, who range in age of child to senior, are lined up outside a building. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. Hill and wall and possible vehicle in background. "Trip through the dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Ba

Image of 2001.004.0003 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0003 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Third slide of series (color), "A roadside sign on the right hand side of the highway between Vantage and Quincy." Image of a road sign with an illustration of a Caucasian male and Caucasian female standing together with a farm in the background. The sign reads: "COLUMBIA BASIN IRRIGATION PROJECT / FOR INFORMATION / BUREAU OF RECLAMATION / EPHRATA." "Sign" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on other side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0004 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0004 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fourth slide of series (color), "Behind the sign lie thousands of acres of sagebrush waste land, destined to become fertile farms in the near furture." Image of shurb-steppe landscape with mostly sagebrush photographed. "Sagebrush - wasteland" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "EKTACHROME / TRANSPARENCY" on other side of slide frame. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0005 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0005 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifth slide of series (color), "This once properous ranch flourished during a period when sufficient snow and rain fell in this region to support farms and ranches. Then came the dry years, rains failed, and the rancher moved away, and the element took over." Image of a brown, possible wood house with at least four bare trees and dry grass surrounding the house. Hills seen in the distance. "Abandoned Farm" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on other side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0006 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0006 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixth slide of series (color), "Another ranch deserted and in ruins near the old town of Burke. But in the distant, the visible white line is a canal under construction that will soon change this into a productive farm as never before." Image of a brown, possible wood house in disrepair and falling apart with grass surrounding the house. "Abandoned Farm" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0007 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0007 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Seventh slide of series (color), "When the ranchers were forced to move away, the schools were abandoned." Image of a brown, possible wood building with bell tower on roof in disrepair with grass, barb wire fence, and hills surrounding the building. "Abandoned School" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.