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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 2004.023.0001 - Photograph, Cabinet

2004.023.0001 - Photograph, Cabinet

Black and white photograph with white border of Chief Moses and his family posing for photograph in Wilbur, WA on July 4, 1898. Image of three probable young Native American women on proper right hand side of older probable Native American man with one probable young Native American woman and one probable young Native American man on proper left hand side of older man. All six people appear to be dressed in traditional Native American dress/regalia and all are on horseback with saddles and stirrups. Older man's horse appears to have regalia. The four woman and young man have their hair in braids and older man appears to be wearing feather head dress. Women each have two earring

Image of 2005.006.0001 - Print, Photographic

2005.006.0001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph with white border of grave of Chief Moses in Nespelem, WA. Image of large light colored engraved tombstone inside wooden picket fence with vegetation on ground and vegetation and wooden crosses in background behind fence. Inscription on tombstone reads: "CHIEF MOSES / BORN / 1829 / DIED / MAR. 25, 1899 / AGED / 70 YRS." Engravings/carvings include a slanted Latin-style cross near top of tombstone above inscription, design of lines and circles below inscription, and "MOSES" in large capital letter on base. Cross has "I.H.S" engraved on horizontal bar. "Nespelem / Wash." written in cursive in black ink near top of paper on back of photo. "7" written in b

Image of 2005.012.0002 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0002 - Print, Photographic

Large matted color photograph of the brick sign for Washington State Potato Commission.

Image of 2005.012.0007 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0007 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0003 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0003 - Print, Photographic

Large matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0004 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0004 - Print, Photographic

Large matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0005 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0005 - Print, Photographic

Large matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0006 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0006 - Print, Photographic

Large matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0008 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0008 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0009 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0009 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0010 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0010 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0011 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0011 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0012 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0012 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0013 - Print, Photographic

2005.012.0013 - Print, Photographic

Small matted color photograph of Moses Lake, WA after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.