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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 2001.004.0023 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0023 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-third slide of series (color), "Looking south along the feeder canal, which empties this big artificial river into the equalization reservoir in the Grand Coulee to the south." Picture of sign, railings, and water with hills in background. "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.

Image of 2001.004.0024 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0024 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-fourth slide of series (color), "The north dam of the equalization reservoir which prevents the water from flowing back into the Columbia River." Picture of water with hills in background. "North 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 2001.004.0025 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0025 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-fifth slide of series (color), "The famed Steamboat Rock, as perhaps few will ever see it this way again, as it was taken before the completion of the equalization reservoir and the filling of it with water." Picture of field with hills in background. "Steamboat Rock" 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 2001.004.0026 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0026 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-sixth slide of series (color), "The Steamboat Rock was an island during the ice age, and is now again an island in the equalization reservoir." Picture of water with hills in background. "Steamboat Rock" 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 2001.004.0027 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0027 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-seventh slide of series (color), "As one leaves the Coulee Dam and drives south in the Grand Coulee that was once a barren waste for ages, one sees many beautiful spots made so by the artificial lake." Picture of road and water with hills in background. "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 2001.004.0028 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0028 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-eighth slide of series (color), "This is the south dam of the equalization reservoir, over a mile long, with Hwy #2 built on top of it. Coulee City is in the distance." Picture of road and water with land in background. "Now- Banks Lake" written in ink on bottom half and "South Dam - / Equalizing Reservoir" on top 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 2001.004.0029 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0029 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twenty-ninth slide of series (color), "Looking north towardly the Coulee Dam from the south dam of the equalization reservoir." Picture of road and water with hills in background. "Scenic View" written in ink on bottom half and "Banks Lake" on top 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 2001.004.0030 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0030 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth slide of series (color), "The surge of water leaving the equalization reservoir on its way through a maze of canals that fan out over the Columbia Basin." Picture of canal with water with hills in background. "Canal - Banks Lake to / Becon siphon" 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 2001.004.0031 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0031 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-first slide of series (color), "Near the south dam one sees this spectacular sign." Picture of large sign describing "The Great Mystery Falls of Washington" with hills in background. "Sign at Dry Falls" 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 2001.004.0032 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0032 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-second slide of series (color), "Following the information on the sign, one stops to view the famous Dry Falls, and perhaps pause long enough to listen to a recording of the story about the Dry Falls, which is played ever so often for the visiting tourists from everywhere. It is a fascinating story, and when you visit there, be sure to listen to the recording." Picture of water with hills in background. "Dry Falls" 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 2001.004.0033 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0033 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-third slide of series (color), "A short distance south of the Dry Falls, the highway drops down into the lower part of the Grand Coulee, once the river bed of the Columbia River when it was ice blocked out of its present course. Several beautiful alkali lakes occur between the Dry Falls and Soap Lake, where the Coulee ends." Picture of sagebrush with water and hills in background. "Lower part of / Grand Coulee" 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 2001.004.0034 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0034 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-fourth slide of series (color), "Pausing as one goes south and looking back north, one gets beautiful scenes like this one." Picture of vegetation and lake with hills in background. "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 2001.004.0035 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0035 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-fifth slide of series (color). Picture of a possibly dry lake/river bed with hills in background. "Moses Coulee" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 1989.002.0002 - Print, Photographic

1989.002.0002 - Print, Photographic

Photo of U&I Sugar Refinery after explosion, September 1963. Donor obtained photograph from the Columbia Basin Herald in 1968.

Image of 2001.004.0036 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0036 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-sixth slide of series (color). Picture of irrigation canal and water with hills in background. "Irrigation Canal" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0037 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0037 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-seventh slide of series (color). Picture of words "COLUMBIA / BASIN / HIGHLIGHTS." "KODAK / READY-MOUNT" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0038 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0038 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-eighth slide of series (color). Picture of irrigation canal without water with hills in background. "Constructing Canal" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0039 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0039 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirtieth-ninth slide of series (color). Picture of cemented irrigation canal with road and hills in background. "Cemented Canal" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0051 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0051 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-first slide of series (color). Picture of a green and white trailer with a possible Caucasian adult woman and three possible Caucasian male children (one of which is holding a black dog) standing and sitting in front of it. Silver automobile, orange truck, miscellaneous household items and hills in background. "Trailer Dwelling" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0040 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0040 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fortieth slide of series (color). Picture of finished irrigation canal with water with hills in background. "West Canal" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slides CB 34 through CB 49 appear to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.