Old Molson in Okanogan County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Welcome, folks, to Old Molson, founded in 1900. She was a lively mining camp until a farmer claimed the whole town as part of his homestead. While the dispute raged, disgusted citizens founded New Molson half-a-mile north. People, businesses, the post office - everything moved to New Molson. Its railroad station, elev. 3708 feet, was the highest in the state. The original Molson faded away, but its memories linger in these weather-worn buildings.
Erected by Okanogan County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 48° 58.572′ N, 119° 12.015′ W. Marker is in Old Molson, Washington, in Okanogan County. Marker is on Molson Road (County Route 4777) near Pioneer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oroville WA 98844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Story of Molson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sidley B.C. 1895-1912 (approx. 3.1 miles Circle City (approx. 5.2 miles away); Southern Crossroads (approx. 9.4 miles away in Canada).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.