Inscription. Erected to the
April 18, 2005
|1. Colville - Walla Walla Road Marker|
Explorers, Fur Traders
Soldiers and Pioneers
an Indian Trail
Colville - Walla Walla
Erected 1929 by Eastern Washington Historical Society.
Location. 47° 38.62′ N, 117° 46.374′ W. Marker is near Hite, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker is on U.S. 2 near S. Coulee Hite Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reardan WA 99029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Spokane Plains (approx. 5.8 miles away); Camp Washington (approx. 7.2 miles away); Battle of Four Lakes (approx. 10 miles away).
Regarding Colville - Walla Walla Road. This is the location where an old Indian Trail crosses U.S. Highway 2.
The Upper Spokane Indians were transient, moving from area to area, making use of seasonal resources. As salmon runs ended on the Snake River (near Walla Walla), they would travel to the upper Columbia River (and Colville River), and vice versa. This is the area of the original trail. Over the last century, farming and cultivation have pretty much wiped out any trace of the actual trail, but this monument marks the location.
April 29, 2007
|2. Colville - Walla Walla Road Marker|
Additional keywords. Fur Trade, Missionaries, Pioneers
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,796 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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