“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Asotin County, Washington

Clickable Map of Asotin County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Asotin County, WA (10) Garfield County, WA (4) Whitman County, WA (2) Nez Perce County, ID (54) Wallowa County, OR (20)  AsotinCounty(10) Asotin County (10)  GarfieldCounty(4) Garfield County (4)  WhitmanCounty(2) Whitman County (2)  NezPerceCountyIdaho(54) Nez Perce County (54)  WallowaCountyOregon(20) Wallowa County (20)
Asotin is the county seat for Asotin County
Adjacent to Asotin County, Washington
      Garfield County (4)  
      Whitman County (2)  
      Nez Perce County, Idaho (54)  
      Wallowa County, Oregon (20)  
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1 Washington, Asotin County, Asotin — Asotin County Memorial Bridge
Service Roll Asotin County Memorial Bridge Dedicated in honor and memory of those who served in the World War James W. Abbott • John Abbott • Calvin Addison • Francis Ahalt • Ernest J. Anderson • L. Clift Aplington • R.L. . . . Map (db m197096) WM
2 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Álpáwayma Village
A Friendly Encounter with People from an Ancient Village For thousands of years, a Nimiipuu ("the people") village was located a few miles west of here, near the Álpáha (Alpowa) Creek - Snake River confluence. For a . . . Map (db m159257) HM
3 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Granite Lake Park
On October 10th, 1805, the Lewis & Clark Expedition camped across the river from this park. They called the great river flowing in from the south Lewis' River. ”The Country on either Side is an open plain leavel & Fertile …not a tree of . . . Map (db m129075) HM
4 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Lewis & Clark Almost Slept Here
While trekking westwards, the Lewis & Clark Expedition constructed dug-out canoes near the present-day city of Orofino. The Nee Mee Poo or Nez Perce Indians had shown the explorers how to burn out the centers of the Ponderosa pine logs. After . . . Map (db m129063) HM
5 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Lewis and Clark
1805 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date: “I can observe at a distance... a high ridge of thinly timbered countrey the water of the south fork is greenish blue, the north as clear as crystial.” . . . Map (db m120772) HM
6 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — 36 — Lewis and Clark Enter Washington
Guided by two Nez Perce men, the Lewis and Clark Expedition entered present-day Washington on October 10, 1805. They beached their dugout canoes and camped at a site across the Snake River from here. In this area, the explorers met, traded with, . . . Map (db m129083) HM
7 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Nimiipuu Homelands"likeley men, handsom women"
The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Clearwater — Snake river confluence on October 10, 1805. The explorers camped across the river from here, their first encampment in present-day Washington. That evening, William Clark wrote about the . . . Map (db m129064) HM
8 Washington, Asotin County, Clarkston — Snake River Passage & Columbia Plains Crossing
"Swifter than any horse could run" In fall 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition raced against time, hoping to reach the Pacific Ocean before winter set in. Traveling faster than at any other time during the journey, the party . . . Map (db m159272) HM
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9 Washington, Asotin County, Silcott — Lewis & Clark Historic Trail
(left panel – in Asotin County – facing westbound traffic) You are now entering Garfield County over the historic trail traversed by Lewis and Clark on their return from the mouth of the Columbia River, May 4, 1806. (right . . . Map (db m129099) HM
10 Washington, Asotin County, Silcott — Temuut'su(Chief Timothy)
The Nez Perce Indian Nation was comprised of hundreds of separate bands. Chief Timothy, along with Red Wolf, ruled the Alpowa Band whose camp was located where Alpowa Creek meets the Snake River. Chief Timothy, a Nez Perce Indian Christian . . . Map (db m129085) HM
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Apr. 15, 2024