Near Washtucna in Franklin County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Overwhelming Proof for an “Outrageous” Theory
James Gilluly, one of Bretzís most vocal critics, visited Palouse Falls and said, “How could anyone have been so wrong?”
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J Harlen Bretz sparked one of the biggest debates in geologic history when he proposed his Ice Age floods theory in 1923.
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Modern satellite photography would have helped Bretz illustrate his Ice Age floods theory. The Channelized Scabland of eastern Washington can easily be seen from space.
Erected by Washington State Parks.
Location. 46° 39.773′ N, 118° 13.654′ W. Marker is near Washtucna, Washington, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Palouse Falls Road 2.4 miles west of Washington Highway 261. Touch for map. Marker is located in Palouse Falls State Park at the end of Palouse Falls Road; a entrance fee may be required. Marker is in this post office area: Washtucna WA 99371, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Setting the Stage (here, next to this marker); Stealing a Stream (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Massive Floodscapes! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods (about 300 feet away); M - R Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. J Harlen Bretz and the Great Scabland Debate. A 2004 article by Sean D. Pitman, M.D. (Submitted on May 6, 2015.)
2. Palouse Falls - Wikipedia entry. This article also has links to Wikipedia entries on the Columbia River Basalt Group, the Channeled Scablands, and the Missoula Floods. (Submitted on May 6, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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