Near Pasco in Franklin County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
In its heyday it was a wild, lusty town, noted for brawls, gun fights and hangings. For a while a vital cog in the Northern Pacific Railroad’s extension to Puget Sound. It slowly sank into oblivion after opening of the bridge to traffic in 1884.
The town was named for John C. Ainsworth, a prominent figure in transportation circles of the early Northwest.
Erected by Washington State Highway Commission in cooperation with the State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Location. 46° 13.092′ N, 119° 1.624′ W. Marker is near Pasco, Washington, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sacajawea Park Road and U.S. 12, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in the middle of a scenic parking area on the left hand side of Sacajawea Park Road just south of US-12. Marker is in this post office area: Pasco WA 99301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacagawea (here, Lewis and Clark Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Here Stood Fort Nez Perce (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fort Walla Walla (approx. 10.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Washington Secretary of State: A History of Franklin County. (Submitted on August 17, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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