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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 2001.004.0018 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0018 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eighteenth slide of series (color), "The switch yard on the south side, where transformers and numerous wires send out the power created by the dam over a vast network in the northwest." Picture of transformers with a dirt road in foreground and hills in background. "Power Switch Yard" 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 2001.004.0008 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0008 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eighth slide of series (color), "But to change all this desert to productive farms was the Coulee Dam built to raise the Columbia River 550 feet, which will eventually provide nearly two million kilowatts of power, and water enough to irrigate over a million acres of sagebrush wasteland." Image of a dam with hills in background. Four people (three probable Caucasian women and one probable Caucasian male) with their backs to the camera, are watching the dam. The people are standing on a rocky and grassy hill overlooking the dam. "Grand Coulee Dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPAREN

Image of 2001.004.0009 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0009 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Ninth slide of series (color), "A closer view of the Coulee Dam, showing the main spillway, parts of the two power houses, one on either side, and the impounded water behind the Dam that reaches to the Canadian border, 151 miles away." A close up image of a dam with hills in background. Land near dam with buildings can be seen. "Spillway G.C. 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 Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0010 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0010 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Tenth slide of series (color), "A close side view of the completed Dam, showing the north power house, spillway, and the 12 huge pipes that convey the water from the pumps to the equalization reservoir 280 feet above the lake level." A close up image of a dam with hills in background. "Grand Coulee Dam & Power house" 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 2001.004.0011 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0011 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eleventh slide of series (color), "A bust of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt is in a little park on the north end of the dam. It was through his interest and insistence that the dam was begun in 1935, and finished in 1942." A probable concrete statue in a concrete framed pond. Mid 1950's automobiles and unknown structure in background. "Bust of F.D. Roosevelt" 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 2001.005.0001 - 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".

Image of 1989.002.0001 - Print, Photographic

1989.002.0001 - Print, Photographic

Photo of Globemaster crash, December 20, 1952. C-124 Globemaster crashed in Moses Lake in 1952, 84 dead. Donor obtained photograph from the Columbia Basin Herald in 1968.

Image of 2001.005.0003 - Print, Photographic

2001.005.0003 - Print, Photographic

Matted black and white photograph of Jacob Secrest Orchards in Neppel, Washington. Nine (probably Caucasian) men, three (probably Caucasian) women, a male child, and a possible female baby standing in front of Apple crates. Apple crates, apples, machinery, automobile (looks similar to a Model T), building, and trees in background. Note found with photo: "Jacob Secrest Orchards. This shows his orchard on Gibby Rd. and his modern apple making machine. Each orchard made their own boxes." Matt is 16" x 20".

Image of 2001.005.0004 - Print, Photographic

2001.005.0004 - Print, Photographic

Matted black and white photograph of 1915 basketball team from Neppel High School in Neppel, Washington. Matt is 16" x 20".

Image of 2001.004.0019 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0019 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Nineteenth slide of series (color), "This picture shows the top of the spillway and the Roosevelt Lake that extends upstream for 151 miles to the Canadian border, flooding many former towns and small farms." Picture of transformers, dam, and Lake Roosevelt with hills in background. "Lake Roosevelt - back of 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 Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.005.0005 - Print, Photographic

2001.005.0005 - Print, Photographic

Matted black and white photograph of 1925 graduating class of Neppel High School, Moses Lake, WA. Matt is 16" x 20". This photo is a larger version of 1992.001.0004. Written on back of that photo: "The graduating class 1925 front row / Margaret Zickler, Harold Eccles, Lurky Richards, / (teacher) George Adriance, Gladys Richards, Velmer Winn / Delbert Guffin, Clive Johnson / 2nd Row, Ruth Nance Minnie Sullivon, Josephine Sparks, Bertha / Hochstatter, / Marie McCoy, (Supt.) Ben Randall King, Evelyn McCoy Carol / Wolgamott, Christine Johnson Bertha Eccles, Doris Johnson, / 3rd Row Floyd Hill, Paul Guffin, Harold Hill, Anos Hull / Earl Wolgamott, Russell Hanson, Dan Reaugh John / Becker, A

Image of 2001.004.0012 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0012 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twelfth slide of series (color), "During most of the year, tourists who flock there in large numbers can listen to an interesting lecture which explains the history of the construction and present operation of the dam." A large group of men and women, who range in age of child to senior, are gathered around a booth listening to a man talking on a microphone. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. Clock and window in background. "Tourists Listen" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development o

Image of 2001.004.0014 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0014 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fourteenth slide of series (color), "There are many large elevators inside the dam to serve the many floors from top to bottom." A large group of men and women, who range in age of child to senior, are in an elevator. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. Beam and light in background. "Dam Elevator" 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 2001.004.0015 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0015 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifteenth slide of series (color), "Inside one sees the huge shafts that go from the turbines below up to the generators above. One is told unbelievable facts regarding the size and weight, and how they were installed." A group of men and women, who appear to be adults, are standing behind a railing around a turbine shaft. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. "Turbine Shaft" 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 2001.004.0016 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0016 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixteenth slide of series (color), "Inside one of the huge rooms that contain nine huge generators, and the other building on the other side of the dam also has nine." Nine generators in a room with lights overhead. "Grand Coulee Dam / Nine Generators" 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 2001.004.0017 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0017 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Seventeenth slide of series (color), "The control room inside the dam, where numerous gadgets and dials tells if everything is operating as it should. Any failure would be registered instantly." Man sitting in chair at desk next to panel with dials and meters. Man appears middle aged and Caucasian. "Control Room" 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 2001.004.0020 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0020 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenthieth slide of series (color), "Closer view of the Roosevelt Lake behind the dam, with a log boom across it to prevent logs and floating objects from going over the top of the dam." Picture of dam and Lake Roosevelt with hills in background. "Lake Roosevelt" 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 2001.004.0021 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0021 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-first slide of series (color), "The picture is looking across the 12 large pipes, each 15 feet in diameter, that brings the water up 280 feet, and operated by a 65,000 horse power pump down in the dam." Picture of pipes with water and hills in background. "Pipes that carry water to / Banks Lake" 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 2001.004.0022 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0022 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-second slide of series (color), "The water is rolling out of the pipes into the feeder canal. This is the water that will irrigate the millions of acres in the Columbia Basin, and is pumped from the Columbia River during high water and thus helps to prevent floods on the lower Colmbia." Picture of water, dam, and building with hills in background. "Gate - Feeder Canal" 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.