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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 2004.019.0001 - Postcard

2004.019.0001 - 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 2004.020.0001 - Postcard

2004.020.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Smith's Scenic Views photo postcard with white border. "High School - Moses Lake Wash - 2-120" in white on bottom of image. Image of large brick building with several windows and three covered door entrances. "MOSES LAKE HIGH SCHOOL" in letters on front of building, near top of wall. Lawn in front of building with dirt road on two sides of building. Two people standing in middle entrance. Image is of Third Avenue and Dogwood. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "SMITH'S SCENIC VIEWS. Tacoma, Washington" printed vertically on proper left hand edge on reverse. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2004.024.0001 - Postcard

2004.024.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "High School - Moses Lake - Wn" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4516" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of large brick building with several windows and three covered door entrances and four antennas on top of building. "MOSES LAKE HIGH SCHOOL" in letters on front of building, near top of wall. Lawn in front of building with trees and stop sign on proper left hand side of building. Road in front of building with three 1950s automobiles parallel parked on left side of road. Image is of Third Avenue and Dogwood. Cancelled red 2 cent Thomas Jefferson stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmar

Image of 2001.004.0065 - Script

2001.004.0065 - Script

Script of the "Development of the Columbia Basin."

Image of 2005.001.0001 - Stationery

2005.001.0001 - Stationery

The State Fair of Washington letterhead, 1908.

Image of 2005.007.0002 - Postcard

2005.007.0002 - Postcard

Color illustrated postcard. "Greetings from / Moses Lake, Wash." written or printed in cursive in gold across image. Illustrated image of possible steamboat with plume of steam with passengers in body of water with trees, hills, sky, and birds in background. Water contains lily pads, cattails, reeds, and other vegetation floating on surface. Cancelled dark green 1 cent Benjamin Franklin stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / FEB / 12 / A.M / 1909 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Partial illegible upside down postmark near Moses Lake postcard on reverse. Reverse of card: "Post- Card. Postkart. Carte postale" printed on top h

Image of 2005.001.0002 - Label, Product

2005.001.0002 - Label, Product

Swan Brand Apples label from Perham Fruit Company, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, orange, green, blue, and red text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with partial green leaf border. Text: "SWAN / BRAND / Perham / Fruit Company / Yakima, / Washington. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / APPLES / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / CONTENTS ONE U.S. BUSHEL." In center of label is color illustration of a wading white swan. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0003 - Label, Product

2005.001.0003 - Label, Product

Swan Brand Pears crate label from Perham Fruit Company, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, orange, green, blue, and red text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with partial green leaf border. Text: "SWAN / BRAND / CONTENTS / 4/5 U.S. BUSHEL / Perham / Fruit Company / Yakima, / Washington. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / PEARS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." In center of label is color illustration of a wading white swan. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0004 - Label, Product

2005.001.0004 - Label, Product

Golden Rod Brand Apples crate label from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with blue, white, yellow, and red text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with red lines. Text: "Golden / Rod / BRAND / REG. U.S. / PAT. OFF. / Perham / Fruit Corporation / Yakima, / Washington / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / APPLES / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / CONTENTS / 4/5 U.S. BUSHEL." In center of label is color illustration of a bunch of goldenrods with leaves. "US" printed inside circle in proper lower left hand corner in green with red dots. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0005 - Label, Product

2005.001.0005 - Label, Product

Golden Rod Brand Pears crate label from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with blue, white, and red text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with red lines. Text: "Golden / Rod / BRAND / Perham / Fruit Corporation / Yakima, / Washington / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / PEARS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / CONTENTS / 4/5 U.S. BUSHEL." In center of label is color illustration of a bunch of goldenrods with leaves. "US" printed inside circle in proper lower left hand corner in green with red dots. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.012.0015 - Newspaper

2005.012.0015 - Newspaper

Reproduction of newspaper, "The Spokesman-Review" Sunday Collectors' Issue from May 25, 1980 dealing with the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.001.0006 - Label, Product

2005.001.0006 - Label, Product

Tulip Brand Apples crate label from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, red, orange, and blue colored text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with yellow lines. Text: "TULIP BRAND / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / Perham / Fruit Corporation / Yakima, / Washington. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / APPLES / CONTENTS / ONE U.S. BUSHEL / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." In center of label is color illustration of three tulips (red-orange, blue-grey, and yellow) with leaves. "p7915" printed in proper lower left hand corner in yellow. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0007 - Label, Product

2005.001.0007 - Label, Product

Tulip Brand Pears crate label from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, red, orange, and blue colored text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with yellow lines. Text: "TULIP BRAND / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / Perham / Fruit Corporation / Yakima, / Washington. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / PEARS / CONTENTS / 4/5 U.S. BUSHEL. / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." In center of label is color illustration of three tulips (red, purple, and yellow-orange) with leaves. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0008 - Label, Product

2005.001.0008 - Label, Product

Violet Brand Apples crate label from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, red, and orange colored text of different type faces and color illustration on black background with green lines. Text: "VIOLET / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / BRAND / APPLES / CONTENTS ONE U.S. BUSHEL / Perham / Fruit Corporation / Yakima, / Washington. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." On proper left hand side of label is color illustration of a bunch of purple violets with leaves tied with a green ribbon. "US" printed inside circle in proper lower left hand corner in green with red dots. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label

Image of 2005.001.0009 - Label, Product

2005.001.0009 - Label, Product

Snow Owl Brand Apples crate label (red) from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow, green, and black colored text of different type faces and color illustration on red background with black border. Text: "SNOW / OWL / BRAND / APPLES / CONTENTS ONE U.S. BUSHEL / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / PERHAM / FRUIT CORPORATION / YAKIMA, / WASHINGTON. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR." On proper right hand side of label is color illustration of a snowy owl perched on a tree limb. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2005.001.0010 - Label, Product

2005.001.0010 - Label, Product

Snow Owl Brand Apples crate label (blue) from Perham Fruit Corporation, Yakima, WA. Full color label with yellow-orange, white, blue, orange, and red colored text of different type faces and color illustration on blue background with lighter blue border. Text: "SNOW / OWL / BRAND / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / APPLES / CONTENTS ONE U.S. BUSHEL / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / PERHAM / FRUIT CORPORATION / YAKIMA, / WASHINGTON. / U.S.A. / DISTRIBUTOR." On proper right hand side of label is color illustration of a snowy owl perched on a tree limb. "p.8335" printed in proper lower left hand corner in white. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO / DIRECT SUNLIGHT / JC" stamped in black ink on reverse of label in proper u

Image of 2005.001.0011 - Label, Product

2005.001.0011 - Label, Product

Grand Coulee Brand Pears crate label from Columbia Basin Orchard, Coulee, WA. Full color label with gold, red, blue, and green colored text of different type faces and color illustration on black background. Text: "GRAND COULEE / BRAND / PEARS / Grown and Packed Exclusively / from One Orchard / MINIMUM CONTENTS 42 POUNDS NET / PRODUCE OF U.S.A. / COLUMBIA / BASIN ORCHARD / COULEE, WASH." In center of label is a round blue outlined color illustration of the Columbia River with bridge and artist rendering of proposed Grand Coulee Dam with text in red "GRAND / COULEE DAM" on proper right side of illustration and "TRADE / MARK" on proper left side of illustration. "DO NOT EXPOSE TO /

Image of 2002.006.0003 - Pamphlet

2002.006.0003 - Pamphlet

Blank U&I Sugar Company Welcome Brochure. Used to take notes and store notes.

Image of 2005.003.0004 - Label, Product

2005.003.0004 - Label, Product

Meat package label from Merriman's Market of Moses Lake, WA, circa 1950s. "MERRIMAN'S / MARKET / Quality MEATS / PHONE 206 / MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON" on one half of label on proper right hand side. "Tenderness with Flavor" inside banner over illustration of cut of meat on platter with "MERRIMAN'S / MARKET" below on other half of label on proper left hand side. Lettering and illustration in black on white background. Back of label appears to be gummed or has adhesive to be moistened for sticking to package of meat.

Image of 2005.004.0001 - Postcard

2005.004.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Aerial View - Moses Lake - WN" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4520" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridge, streets, and roads visible. Victory Village, Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE" printed on top half of postcard. "THIS SPACE FOR THE ADDRESS" printed on bottom edge in proper lower right hand corner on reverse. "PLACE / POSTAGE / STAMP / HERE" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.