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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 2008.005.0001 - Postcard

2008.005.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Speciman - Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 538" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of Caucasian male sitting on tree log holding specimen of fossilized wood. Hill and stone building in background. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.006.0001 - Postcard

2008.006.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Lake Lenore - In The Grand Coulee of Washington" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 520" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of Lake Lenore, WA. Image of paved road in foreground with Lake Lenore and cliffs in background. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.019.0001 - Postcard

2008.019.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam / Washington / In June, 1948 the Columbia River, always high in early summer, reached its greatest flow since 1894. At that time five hundred eightyfour thousand cubic feet of water (about 16,000 ton) poured over the spillway of the Grand Coulee Dam every second. In the future more of the summer surplus will be stored up stream for use in winter. 595" on proper left hand side of image. "Copyrighted Western Souvenirs Inc. Spokane, Wash." in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is a close up of water spilling over Grand Coulee Dam. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Koda

Image of 2008.019.0002 - Postcard

2008.019.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Gingko Petrified Forest State Park - Vantage- Wn" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 504" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of paved road in foreground with automobiles parked in middle ground and stone buildings, flag pole and scrub landscape in background. "Display Room / Petrified Forest" sign visible near roadway and Park sign near trail. People on walking trail. Automobiles include 1940/1950s cars. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.019.0003 - Postcard

2008.019.0003 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "Bird's eye view of Townsites. Grand Coulee Dam, Washington" in white in proper lower right hand corner. "#1" in white in proper in white in proper lower right hand corner. Image of dirt/gravel roads with houses and buildings scattered between hills. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence. "8-" written in pencil in proper right hand corner.

Image of 2008.023.0014 - Postcard

2008.023.0014 - Postcard

Black and white postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. Postcard features Grand Coulee Dam spillway. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0002 - Postcard

2008.023.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. "Ellis / 1917" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features Grand Coulee Dam, WA. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.010.0001 - Postcard

2008.010.0001 - Postcard

Color postcard of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved street at intersection with automobiles parked on both sides and buildings in background. Street lamps and traffic lights are visible. Buildings in image are Bi-Rite Drugs, Jobin's, Elmer's American & Chinese Restaurant, Thrifty Drugs, Jensen's, Tyson's, and others that cannot be identified. Automobiles include 1960s and 1970s cars. Image appears to be Third Avenue. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / ADDRESS" printed on proper right hand side of postcard. "Pub. by Smith-Western Co., 1533 Broadway, Tacoma, Wash. / S-71046" printed along middle divider. "Moses Lake, Washington / Located in the Heart of Washington this is a portion

Image of 2008.011.0001 - Pamphlet

2008.011.0001 - Pamphlet

Booklet, Geology of the Grand Coulee Dam by Joseph G. McMacken. Copyright 1938. Booklet cover is tan in color and front cover features "GEOLOGY / OF THE / GRAND COULEE / BY / JOSEPH G. MCMACKEN" in brown text. Title is followed by a sepia toned photograph of Steamboat Rock. Below photograph is "GRAND COULEE DAM / AND COLUMBIA BASIN / IRRIGATION PROJECT / PRICE 25ยข / COPYRIGHT 1938 - JOSEPH G. MCMACKEN, SPOKANE, WASH. / FOURTH EDITION." Front cover has brown line border. Back cover features a brown-tinted illustration titled, "FINISHED COULEE DAM." Booklet features black and white photographs of the Grand Coulee area and Grand Coulee Dam. Booklet discusses the geology and features of the G

Image of 2008.020.0001 - Postcard

2008.020.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "U&I Sugar Refinery Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 4501" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of field in foreground with buildings and parking lot with parked automobiles in background. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / Paper" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.012.0001 - Postcard

2008.012.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. " 'Vans Cabins' on 'Moses Lake', Wn." in white on bottom of image. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of paved road with small buildings lining road with trees. Telephone poles are visible. Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" with "AZO" border in stamp box. "5.00" written in pencil near stamp box. "20" printed/stamped in proper lower left hand corner. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.024.0001 - Postcard

2008.024.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Original stie of Grand Coulee Dam in 1937 when wearly excavation were getting under way. Published by J. Boyd Ellis, Arlington, Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1905" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of Columbia River and hillsides with early dam work visible and "Top of Completed Dam" with sketch drawn where dam would be placed. Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / HERE / Paper" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp but is cancelled, "MANHATTEN / JUN / 1 / 1960 / MONT." "V 6-24-60 Card 29, 10th day / Glacier/ The towns ar

Image of 2008.025.0001 - Postcard

2008.025.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border, "Grand Coulee Dam" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1918" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features image of Grand Coulee Dam. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0003 - Postcard

2008.023.0003 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. "Ellis / 193" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features garden/park area with rock wall in front of Grand Coulee Dam, WA. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0004 - Postcard

2008.023.0004 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Highway, Wash." on bottom border of image. "Ellis / 489" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features roadway with shrub-steppe and basalt visible alongside road. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0005 - Postcard

2008.023.0005 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Inspection Tunnel Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. "Pub By Ellis / 1904" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features lit tunnel. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0006 - Postcard

2008.023.0006 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "Generators in West Side Power House" on bottom border of image. Postcard features interior of Grand Coulee Dam power house with generators visible with U.S.A. flag visible in background. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0008 - Postcard

2008.023.0008 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC postcard with white border. "Highway Over Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. Postcard features highway over Grand Coulee Dam with man herding very large group of sheep over highway. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0009 - Postcard

2008.023.0009 - Postcard

Black and white postcard with white border. "Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." on bottom border of image. Postcard features aerial view of Grand Coulee Dam with houses and streets visible. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2008.023.0010 - Postcard

2008.023.0010 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Night View Grand Coulee Dam" on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1930" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard features evening aerial view of a lit Grand Coulee Dam with houses and streets visible. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / MESSAGE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.