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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 2001.004.0041 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0041 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-first slide of series (color). Picture of Basin Street in Ephrata, Washington which shows store front exteriors, street lights, stop lights, signs, cars, and banners. "Ephrata" 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 2001.004.0042 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0042 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-second slide of series (color). Picture of construction of a flood gate showing a crane and a man with hills in background. "Building Flood Gate" 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 2001.004.0043 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0043 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-third slide of series (color). Picture of completed flood gate with water with hills in background. "Completed Flood Gate" 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 2001.004.0044 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0044 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-third slide of series (color). Picture of canal, water, vegetation, road, fences, and telephone poles with hills in background. "Small 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 1992.002.0002 - Print, Photographic

1992.002.0002 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Farm-in-a-Day. Image of Donald Dunn & gentleman looking at map. Image of two Caucasian men at a desk looking at "Field Layout & Cropping Plan" for Farm in a Day. Framed picture hanging on wall in background.

Image of 2001.004.0045 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0045 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-fifth slide of series (color). Picture of man driving a tractor which is pulling a land leveler with hills in background. "Land Leveler" 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 2001.004.0046 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0046 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-sixth slide of series (color). Picture of a field with water trenches and a possible primitive road with buildings, trees, and hills in background. "Water Trenches" 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 1959.004.0007 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0007 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a graveyard. Image of wooden crosses and stone headstones in field with vegetation. Fences, trees, and hills in background. Photo appears to be cropped. Note on back of photo written in black ink: "8. Chief Moses grave 1898, at Nespelem in / the beautiful peaceful hills." Written in pencil above other writing: "Josephs?" From Notes on Photographs: "Group 1: 8 Photographs. First group: Travelers of the Old Indian Trails across North Central Washington and neighbors of my father James Christianson who usurped their home in 1884." Photo: Group 1 No. 9: "Chief Moses Grave 1899."

Image of 2001.004.0047 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0047 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-seventh slide of series (color). Picture of a field with water trenches filled with water with trees and hills in background. "Irrigating" 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 2001.004.0048 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0048 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-eighth slide of series (color). Picture of a possible Caucasian man in a field squatting next to a water trench filled with water. Man is placing a siphon from the trench into the ground with a shovel and hills in background. "Setting the Siphons" 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 2001.004.0049 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0049 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Forty-ninth slide of series (color). Picture of a field with trenches filled with water, siphons, and a building with a white house with landscaping and hills in background. "Garden" 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 2001.004.0050 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0050 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fiftieth slide of series (color). Picture of a possible Caucasian man holding a shovel in a crop field squatting next to a water trench filled with water. Man is placing a siphon from the trench into the ground with a building, trees, telephone poles and hills in background. "Irrigating Sugar Beets" 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 2001.004.0052 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0052 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-second slide of series (color), "Building of new homes is booming in the Columbia Basin towns of Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Odessa. Whole streets of houses, followed by paving and landscaping, go up continually." Picture of houses on dirt lots with automobiles in background. "New Homes" 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 2001.004.0053 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0053 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-third slide of series (color), "This new street was sagebrush waste land earlier in the year. In no time sidewalks, lawns, paved streets with shade trees are made ready for the new settlers in the Columbia Basin." Picture of houses with lawns, trees, and paved sidewalks with a possible transistor in background. "New Streets-" 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 2001.004.0054 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0054 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-fourth slide of series (color), "This farmer was one of the first to get started near Winchester. Here his dairy herd are out to graze on the irrigated alfalfa field. He sells milk in nearby Quincy." Picture of white and black cattle grazing in a field with houses, trees, and hills in background. "Dairy Herd" 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 2001.004.0055 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0055 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-fifth slide of series (color), "This second year farmer has a house for his family, but as yet no shed for his expensive farm machinery, and live stock. Building a barn must wait until his crops are planted." Picture of a green tractor, farm machinery, orange truck, silver car, trees, and brown house with hills in background. "2ND Year 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 2001.004.0056 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0056 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-sixth slide of series (color), "All sorts of temperate climate crops flourish prodigiously in the rich soil of the Columbia Basin. The yield of tomatoes on this piece of land has been very large." Picture of a possible Caucasian male child holding tomatoes and sitting in a field among tomato plants with tractor in background. "Tomatoes in the Field" 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 2001.004.0057 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0057 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-seventh slide of series (color), "Acres and acres of potatoes are grown near Odessa and Moses lake. Here a thriving field of potatoes has just been irrigated." Picture of canal with siphons irrigating a crop with hills in background. "Potatoes" 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 2001.004.0058 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0058 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-eighth slide of series (color), "Harvesting the potatoes on irrigated land later." Picture of two men loading sacks of potatoes on to a blue truck with a man on a tractor and hills in background. "Harvesting Potatoes" 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 2001.004.0059 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0059 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-ninth slide of series (color), "But alfalfa is perhaps the leading crop in the Columbia Basin. Alfalfa is a wonderful feed for cattle, sheep, and horses, even rabbits, and at the same time it enriches the soil. This farmer is using a compressor pump at the irrigation ditch. This type of putting water on the soil saves the time and trouble of using the small trenches which often leaves the soil very rough. It saves standing around with a spade in the hand to keep the water running into the right places. The pipes are easily moved, and are very light because they are made of aluminum." Picture of crops in field bein