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Catalog Number 1959.004.0005
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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 and Palisades soon after Chief Moses Band moved off in 1884. Looking south, their place was called by state Horticulturist 'Prettiest place in the state'. Mother went in for roses etc., father for ornamental trees & Stock. Christianson Family 1906 (after 3 children died and mother an invalid) Note cliff over Hop House it always hid in the sun!"
Collection Grace C. Wenzel Collection
Provenance From original Accession Record: "Early day photos. Some taken by Mrs. Wenzel, some are copies of early photographs. Taken over a period of years."
Source Wenzel, Grace C.
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People Christianson, James
Wenzel, Grace C.
Search Terms Moses Coulee
Washington