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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 2005.012.0020 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0020 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article, "It Felt Like Sticking Your Face in a Hot Oven," from "The Buffalo News" from March 1, 1981 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0021 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0021 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article/image, "Back in Action," from "Buffalo Evening News" from February 6, 1981 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0022 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0022 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article/image, "Puffing Away," from "The Buffalo News" from February 8, 1981 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0023 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0023 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article/image, "Winter at St. Helens," from "Buffalo Evening News" from February 4, 1981 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0024 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0024 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article, "Volcano continues 'in eruptive phase'," from "The Spokesman-Review" from October 20, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0025 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0025 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article from "The Wenatchee World" from October 19, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0026 - Clipping, Newspaper

2005.012.0026 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article, "Another Hugh Eruption" from "The Seattle Post-Intelligencer" from October 18, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0027 - Newspaper

2005.012.0027 - Newspaper

Newspaper Special Edition, "Mount St. Helens Diary: A Sunday Holocaust" published by The Columbian on May 28, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0028 - Newspaper

2005.012.0028 - Newspaper

Newspaper Special Edition, "Mount St. Helens Diary: March 20 to April 8, 1980" published by The Columbian on April 10, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0029 - Newspaper

2005.012.0029 - Newspaper

Newspaper, "Columbia Basin Daily Herald" from July 23, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0030 - Newspaper

2005.012.0030 - Newspaper

Newspaper, "Columbia Basin Daily Herald" from May 22, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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2005.012.0031 - Newspaper

Newspaper, "Columbia Basin Daily Herald" from May 23, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.012.0032 - Newspaper

2005.012.0032 - Newspaper

Newspaper, "Columbia Basin Daily Herald" from May 30, 1980 dealing with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Image of 2005.015.0001 - Postcard

2005.015.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 8242" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of aerial view of Moses Lake, WA with houses, buildings, farm land, bodies of water, bridge, streets, and roads visible. Victory Village, Alder fill and cross streets are visible in image. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / HERE / Paper" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.

Image of 2006.001.0001 - Supplement, Newspaper

2006.001.0001 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper: "Entertainment & Travel" published by The Spokesman-Review from August 12, 1990.

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2006.001.0003 - Supplement, Newspaper

Newspaper insert/magazine: "Picture Album." Covers Neppel/Moses Lake, Hiawatha, Mae, and Wheeler, 1909-1952.

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2006.001.0004 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "86 Progress / Perspective 87" published by Columbia Basin Herald from April 30, 1987. Section A, B, and C.

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2006.001.0005 - Newspaper

Newspaper: "Progress 1990 / Into the 90s" published by the Columbia Basin Herald from April 30, 1990. Section B and E.

Image of 2006.001.0008 - Clipping, Magazine

2006.001.0008 - Clipping, Magazine

Black and white image with white boarder and caption on glossy paper which appears to be from magazine or publication. Caption reads: "859-4 Idle Tunnel Equipment and 'Boarded Up' Machine Shed, Bacon Tunnel, 9-25-47. Spec. 1236. Sch. No. 2. T.E. Connolly, Contractor." Part of the Main Canal of the Columbia Basin Project, Bacon Siphon and Tunnel structures consist of two siphons, each about 1,000 feet long, and two tunnels, each about 2 miles long, that carry the water to Billy Clapp Lake.

Image of 2006.001.0009 - Clipping, Magazine

2006.001.0009 - Clipping, Magazine

Black and white image with white boarder and caption on glossy paper which appears to be from magazine or publication. Caption reads: "844-4 Stored Reinforcing Steel for West Canal 9-22-47. Specs. 1286, Winston Bros. and / Utah Construction Company, Contractors." Part of the Columbia Basin Project, the West Canal has an initial capacity of 5,100 cubic feet per second and a length of 82.2 miles. It is one of two canals formed by the bifurcation of the Main Canal. The West Canal skirts the northwest periphery of the project and en route is carried across the lower Grand Coulee through the world's largest inverted siphon at the north end of Soap Lake. The canal continues around the upper ma