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Franklin County Washington Historical Markers

 
Wide view of the Ainsworth Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, July 31, 2010
Wide view of the Ainsworth Marker
Washington (Franklin County), Pasco — Ainsworth
One of the most colorful of the early Northwest railroad towns once existed near junction of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Ainsworth was founded, 1879, when the railroad bridge was building over the Snake River.
In its heyday it was a wild, . . . — Map (db m34519) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Pasco — Sacagawea
The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped nearby on October 16 and 17, 1805 on its way to the Pacific Ocean. One of the members of the Expedition was a young Northern Shoshone, Sacagawea.

During the winter of 1804-05 at Fort Mandan, in . . . — Map (db m38587) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Explore Massive Floodscapes!
Raging Ice Age floodwaters carved spectacular features throughout eastern Washington, creating unique landscapes. Follow the path of the floods and discover more about this amazing story. Path of Least Resistance As floodwaters rushed . . . — Map (db m83044)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods
You are standing in the pathway of some of the largest floods ever known. They carved steep-walled canyons, sculpted immense waterfalls, and left behind landscapes found nowhere else on earth. Massive Glacial Dams and Lakes During the . . . — Map (db m83019)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Overwhelming Proof for an "Outrageous" Theory
Geologist J Harlen Bretz spent decades meticulously documenting evidence to support his theory that massive Ice Age floods carved the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington. But the geologic community only ridiculed and scorned his work ... until . . . — Map (db m83025) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Setting the Stage
Long before the Ice Age floods could carve the coulees, waterfalls, and cliffs that dominate this landscape, basalt was needed, and in huge quantities! Vents from deep in the earth’s crust supplied the basalt, erupting again and again to cover much . . . — Map (db m83023)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Stealing a Stream
Before the Ice Age floods, no stream or waterfall existed here. Instead, the Palouse River flowed through Washtucna Coulee. What caused the river to jump its course? When the floods surged across the area, they cut a path through the fractured . . . — Map (db m83021)

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