“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Klickitat County Washington Historical Markers

Wide view of the Sam Hill Country Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, August 2, 2010
Wide view of the Sam Hill Country Marker
Washington (Klickitat County), Goldendale — 23 — Sam Hill Country
In 1908 Samuel Hill (1857-1931) bought 7,000 acres on these slopes. He planned a Quaker farming colony, surveyed a 34-block tounsite and built a church, hotel, store, offices, garage and shops. His engineers built ten miles of experimental roads; as . . . — Map (db m34471) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Goldendale — Stonehenge
The structure before you is the first monument in our nation to military personnel who gave their lives in World War I. (unreadable) 13 young Klickitat County men, it also serves as lasting reminder of the works of Samuel Hill, patron of this . . . — Map (db m64447) HM WM
Washington (Klickitat County), Husum — The Weldon Wagon Trail
This trail connects the Sandborn Road to the town of Husum. Originally named as the Weldon-Hyndman Road by the petitioners and builders, Elwin Weldon and Henry Hyndman. Prior to construction of this wagon road, the people of the Sandborn area used . . . — Map (db m129500) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), White Salmon — Pioneer Cemetery — In Memory of Those Believed to be Buried Here
1882 • Earliest burial. 1897 • A.H. and Jennie Jewett deed the property to the Board of School Directors of District #19. 1914 • Property deeded to City of White Salmon. 1922 • Last burial. 1955 • Property converted . . . — Map (db m129499) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Wishram — 21 — Celilo Falls — An Ancient Fishery
American Indians have harvested salmon from the Columbia River for over 10,000 years. Celilo Falls, a sacred location, now lies beneath the waters of the Columbia, directly east of the railroad bridge you see below. The loss of this fishery at . . . — Map (db m128967) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Wishram — Class P-2 Engine No. 2507 — Built by Baldwin 1923
In 1923, the Great Northern Railway received 28 Class P-2 “Mountains” from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These locomotives were assigned numbers 2500 through 2527 and had 29 X 28 cylinder, 73” drivers, a 200 psi boiler pressure, a . . . — Map (db m128995) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Wishram — Great Falls of the Columbia — "Indians assisted us over the portage"
The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached Celilo Falls, its first major obstacle on the Columbia River, on October 22,1805. William Clark named this imposing stretch of the river “Great Falls of the Columbia.” For millenia, tribes . . . — Map (db m128969) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Wishram — View of Mount Jefferson — "he observed the snow clad top"
William Clark took frequent side trips during the journey, sometimes climbing hills to get a better view of the surrounding countryside. On April 22, 1806, Clark scaled Haystack Butte, the highest hill on this side of the river (over your left . . . — Map (db m128966) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Wishram — Wyam — "This is the Great Mart"
Since time immemorial, the area surrounding Celilo Falls was the hub of a vast American Indian trade network that stretched from California to Alaska, and from the Missouri Plains to the Pacific Ocean. Native people established this trading center, . . . — Map (db m128968) HM

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