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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 1992.002.0001 - Print, Photographic

1992.002.0001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph with white border of Farm-in-a-Day of three men looking at a map. Image of three Caucasian men squatting in grassy field looking at "Field Layout & Cropping Plan" for Farm in a Day. "Photograph by / BUREAU OF RECLAMATION / Ephrata, Wash. / printed under contract by / Ephrata Film Developing Co. Inc." stamped on reverse of photograph.

Image of 2001.004.0060 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0060 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixtieth slide of series (color), "This farmer is using up to date machinery to load the baled alfalfa on the big truck, and at the same time the field is nearly ready for another cutting of hay." Picture of possible Caucasian man operating farm machinery to load baled alfalfa in a field with a truck, fields, and hills in background. "Loading Hay" 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 2001.004.0061 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0061 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixty-first slide of series (color), "Thousands of bales of alfalfa are hauled daily on big trucks to the Puget Sound region. You see the trucks any day you drive over Stevens or Snoqualmie Pass. But a lot of the Basin farmers stack up their hay and feed it to their own stock, as this dairyman is doing near Quincy." Picture of Caucasian male child standing in front of farm machinery in a field with a stack of baled hay, trees, fences, fields and hills in background. "Bale Hay" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from

Image of 2001.004.0062 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0062 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixty-second slide of series (color), "And let us return to where we began with the dry arid desert, deserted homes, and forsaken schools. This settler had a hard time to even get the logs to build the one-room log cabin. He had to float the logs up from the Columbia River many miles away, drag them over to where he wanted to build the house. He dug a well but it went dry in the summer when he needed water most. He had little of the comforts of today - all he did was to toil and hope for rain. How the Columbia Basin is changing!" Picture of log cabin in field with basalt columns in background. "Abandoned Home" written

Image of 2001.004.0063 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0063 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixty-third slide of series (color). Picture of a mixed group (African-American and Caucasian races and children, men, and women) of people who to appear to be listening to a Caucasian man speak in a room. Some of the people are seated and some are standing. "Photography & Script / by / J.W. Thompson / 5245 20th Avenue S. / Seattle 8, Wash." is overlayed on image in white lettering. "Credits" on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide CB B appears to be missing from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0064 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0064 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Sixty-fourth slide of series (color). Picture of words "Return to / INSTRUCTIONAL / MATERIALS CENTER / Moses Lake Schools." "Return" on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. "FEB 58" embossed on one side of slide.

Image of 1959.004.0001 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of Mary Moses. Image of probable Native American woman with braids in long sleeve dress holding a tightly bound baby on a cradle board; young probable Native American male child cut off on proper lower right hand side. Women and child sitting on blanket. Structure with poles in background. Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "No 3- Group 1 / Mary Moses in middle age-." 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. 3: "His wife Mary was called fine looki

Image of 1959.004.0002 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0002 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of Chief Moses. Image of probable Native American man from his shoulders up wearing a hat and a mixture of traditional and non traditional clothing. Printed on front of photo: "PHOTO BY BUSHNELL OF JAMES & BUSHNELL / CHIEF MOSES, THE FAMOUS INDIAN CHIEF, AFTER WHOM / THE VALLEY WAS NAMED." Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "No 2- Group I / Chief Moses." 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. 2: "Chief Moses."

Image of 1959.004.0003 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of Mary Moses and Nellie Frielander. Image of two probable Native American women standing in front of a tepee, one in middle age with braids on proper right hand side and elderly woman on proper left hand side. Both women are dressed in long sleeve floral print dresses and are wearing beaded necklaces. Younger woman has a bracelet on each wrist and a modern belt around her waist. Older woman has woven belt around her waist, rings on both hands, and using a cane. Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "4 Group I / Old Mary Moses & sister / Nellie Frielauder." (This statement has a pencil line drawn through it). Written in pencil below crossed

Image of 1959.004.0004 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a landscape view of farm land with two horse drawn wagons with people in fields. Sagebrush with fence in foreground and trees and hillside in background. Note on back of photo in blue ink: "5 Group I / Home of James Christianson / 1884-1906. / Looking North up the Coulee." 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. 5: "Pioneer Jim's Ranch under Peak where little boys won their names - promitory called kee-man-no Mook-kau. Home of James Christenson 1884-1906

Image of 1959.004.0005 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0005 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border is looking south from the James Christianson home. Image of landscape scene of sagebrush and vegetation in foreground with trees, basalt formations and hills in background. Note on back of photo in blue ink: "6 Group I / Looking South. (Their place was called by / the State Horticulturist 'Prettiest place in the State') Mother went in for roses - etc father for ornamental trees & stalk!" 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. 6: "Moses Coulee's cliffs an

Image of 1959.004.0006 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0006 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of the Christianson Family. Image of six probable Caucasian people. From proper right to left: standing male child dressed in pants, shirt with suspenders and hat, young man seated on twig bench dressed in pants, shirt with suspenders and hat, middle aged man seated in rocking chair dressed in pants and jacket, elderly man seated in rocking chair dressed in pants, shirt and tie, longer coat, and hat, young woman standing behind elderly man in rocking chair dressed in ankle length long sleeve dress and apron, and older woman is seated in rocking chair dressed in ankle length long sleeve high colored dress with dog at her feet. Trees and vegetation in

Image of 1959.004.0008 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0008 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of Grace Christianson posing for photograph in a Native American outfit, 1939. Image of a probable young Caucasian woman dressed in fringed hide dress with beaded moccasins holding stone club sitting on bench draped with what appears to be a woven blanket with Native American designs. Dress is decorated with hide fringe, beaded designs and leather ties. Woman appears to have beaded belt around waist and beaded pouch on her lap. Club is decorated with fringe, feathers, hide and bead work. Woman is wearing several strands of bead necklaces around neck and strand of shells or teeth around forehead. Object in woman's hair. Sitting next to woman on bl

Image of 1959.004.0009 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0009 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of six Native American Chiefs on horses. Image of six probable Native American men with braids on horseback dressed in full regalia/traditional Native American dress. Dress includes feather headdresses, moccasins, hair pipe breast plates, ermine tails, bead necklaces, and beaded clothing. Buildings, telephone pole, other horses and people, and hills in background. "(cutoff)-WASH. LADD-" printed in white in proper lower right corner. Note on back of photo written in blue ink and pencil: "9 Group 2- / Chiefs after Chief Moses. No 1st Joe Moses / 3rd Quil-ten-enock / 4th Billie Curlew / 2d is Jim Howos / 5th Under light Squintkiman / 6th Last in ro

Image of 1959.004.0010 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0010 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a group of Native Americans on horseback including Chief Joseph. Image of at least twelve probable Native Americans dressed in regalia/traditional Native American dress and blankets riding on horseback in field with hills in background. Dress includes feather headdresses. Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "10- Chief Joseph going to the Wilbur Fair / taken by Thos. McGee, Wilbur 1905." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 2: 6 Pictures" Photo: Group 2 No. 2: "Chief Joseph going to Wilber fair 1905." Chief Joseph was the Chief of the Nez Perce from 1871 until his death in 1904.

Image of 1959.004.0011 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0011 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of two tepees with wooden poles with a wooden wagon in foreground. Background of image includes large group of men and women (some on horseback), additional tepees, tree, and hills. Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "11 Nespelem Teepee Circle abt 1907 / cayuses and wagons." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 2: 6 Pictures" Photo: Group 2 No. 3: "Nespelm Tepee Circle about 1907 note cayuses and wagons." Nespelem at one time was an sub-agency for the Colville Reservation.

Image of 1959.004.0012 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0012 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of three Native American men, from left to right, unknown Native American man, Charles Simpson and Willie Andrews. Image of three probable middle aged Native American men dressed in full regalia/traditional Native American dress with tepee in background. First man wearing beaded moccasins, blanket robe, fur, beaded clothing with leggings with beaded design, several necklaces of beads, necklace of hairpipes, and holding feather fan. Second man wearing beaded moccasins, beaded loin cloth with leggings with beaded design, vest with beaded flowers over buttoned long sleaved shirt, belt around waist with decorated pouch, feather headdress with possible er

Image of 1959.004.0013 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0013 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of Lewis Wapato wrapped in blanket standing next to his horse. Image of probable Native American man with two braids, wearing wide brimmed hat, and holding reins to horse. Man dressed in beaded moccasins, buttoned long sleeve shirt with buttoned vest, and holding stripped blanket around waist and over proper left shoulder. Horse has blanket, saddle, stirrups, and reins. Man and horse standing in field with vegetation with wooden and possible barb wire fence in background. Note on back of photo written in pencil: "14 - Lewis Wapato (1st and only Indian lawyer / in Wash. 1906). A fine old Blanket Man / nephew of Matilda Wapato, Manson Wn." From

Image of 1992.002.0003 - Print, Photographic

1992.002.0003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Farm-in-a-Day. Image of Air Force and Moses Lake officials. Image of seven Caucasian men and one woman sitting around a table talking. U.S. flag, unknown flag, curtains, and bulletin board in background.] "AIR FORCE PHOTO / RELEASED BY / LARSON AIR FORCE BASE / MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON" stamped on reverse of photograph.

Image of 1992.002.0004 - Print, Photographic

1992.002.0004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph with white border of Farm-in-a-Day of three men inspecting irrigation. Image of three Caucasian men looking at the beginning of construction on irrigation ditch. "Photograph by / BUREAU OF RECLAMATION / Ephrata, Wash. / printed under contract by / Ephrata Film Developing Co. Inc." stamped on reverse of photograph.