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Near Electric City in Grant County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

History of the Steamboat Rock Area

 
 
History of the Steamboat Rock Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
1. History of the Steamboat Rock Area Marker
Inscription. Indians, fur traders, military expeditions and settlers traveled where you are now standing. A major Indian trail passed at this location. Alexander Ross passed here in 1841. John Works, Hudson's Bay Company was here in 1825. The famous botanist, David Douglas was here in 1826. Lt. Johnson of the Wilkes expedition explored here in 1814. Lt. Arnold passed this point in 1853. Old Camp Chelan - Ft. Walla Walla Trail passed near here. Ferguson-Ladd stock crossing used in 1880 passed south of here. Old trail on west side of Coulee was named Okanogan Trail, American Trail was on east side.
Grant County Historical Society

 
Erected by Grant County Historical Society.
 
Location. 47° 51.387′ N, 119° 6.294′ W. Marker is near Electric City, Washington, in Grant County. Marker is on Coulee Boulevard (Washington Route 155) one mile south of Northrup Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of the highway, overlooking Banks Lake and Steamboat Rock State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Electric City WA 99123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
History of the Steamboat Rock Area Marker (<i>wide view; Steamboat Rock in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
2. History of the Steamboat Rock Area Marker (wide view; Steamboat Rock in background)
Welcome to Grand Coulee Dam (approx. 9 miles away); Grand Coulee Dam (approx. 9 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a tall wooden "billboard-style" marker, constructed of painted wooden slats and suspended from a heavy-duty wooden frame.
 
Also see . . .  Steamboat Rock State Park. A massive basalt butte, several miles long and 800 feet high, it looms like a battleship above Banks Lake, a manmade reservoir that fills the upper Grand Coulee in northeastern Washington. Steamboat Rock was once an island in a channel carved by the ancient Columbia River. A number of early explorers recognized the Grand Coulee as a former channel of the Columbia. (Submitted on February 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Steamboat Rock (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2015
3. Steamboat Rock (view from near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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