“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Oroville in Okanogan County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)

Circle City

Circle City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Doreen Thomson, June 16, 2013
1. Circle City Marker
Inscription.  In 1906, 40 acres were set aside for a townsite. A one-room schoolhouse and quarters for a teacher were built. The railroad maintained a crew bunkhouse and quarters for the section foreman’s families. Trains stopped here 20 min. - 1/2 hr. to cool the brakes after a steep decline from the Town of Molson. Some said “you could see the red glow of the brakes on the passenger trains from Oroville”. The 28 mile trip to Oroville took about 1 1/2 hours and cost .99 cents. About 1932 everything was abandoned, leaving only memories. Molson Museum
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 1906.
Location. 48° 56.335′ N, 119° 18.044′ W. Marker is near Oroville, Washington, in Okanogan County. Marker is on 9 Mile Road north of Chesaw Road, on the left 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 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sidley B.C. 1895-1912
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Molson (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Story of Molson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Southern Crossroads (approx. 6.8 miles away in Canada).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 60 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.

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