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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kittitas County, Washington

 
Clickable Map of Kittitas County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kittitas County, WA (13) Chelan County, WA (8) Douglas County, WA (0) Grant County, WA (16) King County, WA (192) Pierce County, WA (108) Yakima County, WA (21)  KittitasCounty(13) Kittitas County (13)  ChelanCounty(8) Chelan County (8)  DouglasCounty(0) Douglas County (0)  GrantCounty(16) Grant County (16)  KingCounty(192) King County (192)  PierceCounty(108) Pierce County (108)  YakimaCounty(21) Yakima County (21)
Ellensburg is the county seat for Kittitas County
Adjacent to Kittitas County, Washington
      Chelan County (8)  
      Douglas County (0)  
      Grant County (16)  
      King County (192)  
      Pierce County (108)  
      Yakima County (21)  
 
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1 Washington, Kittitas County, Cle Elum — Douglas A. MunroWorld War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient — United States Coast Guard —
Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro U.S. Coast Guard Cle Elum, Washington On September 22, 1942 Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro was in charge of Landing Craft evacuating 500 besieged Marines from the beaches of . . . Map (db m62785) WM
2 Washington, Kittitas County, Ellensburg — 24 — Beck Memorial
Fiery Floods
Twenty-five million years ago, this area was a land of meandering streams and lush, rolling hills. Then came the first lave flow. Long cracks or vents opened in the earth and lava flooded the land spreading like water. The . . . Map (db m38486) HM
3 Washington, Kittitas County, Ellensburg — 44 — Lava Flows
Imagine standing here millions of years ago on the edge of a huge plain fringed by distant mountains. Cypress trees grow in the swamps. Maple, sycamore, ginkgo, sequoia, and fir cover the nearby hills and mountains. Ancestors of rhinoceroses and . . . Map (db m38446) HM
4 Washington, Kittitas County, Ellensburg — Olmstead Cabin 1875
Built of cotton wood logs from Yakima River Canyon by 1843 Samuel Bedient Olmstead 1881 Union Soldier 1865 Descendant of Captain Richard Olmstead Hartford Connecticut 1632 Cabin used as a fort during the Nez Pierce Indian War . . . Map (db m235212) HM
5 Washington, Kittitas County, Ellensburg — 50 — The Olmstead Place
It’s hard to imagine, but you are about to enter a fertile valley. Named for the Indians who lived here from time immemorial, the Kittitas Valley was the destination of many American settlers who came to the Washington Territory in the 1860s. Rich, . . . Map (db m113496) HM
6 Washington, Kittitas County, Roslyn — 52 — Roslyn Coal Mining
In 1886, Northern Pacific Railroad mining engineers located large seams of coal and the town of Roslyn was founded.
Coal mining, though dirty and dangerous work, attracted large numbers of immigrants to Roslyn – Serbians, Croatians, Poles, . . . Map (db m38422) HM
7 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — A Living Landscape
The basalt you see in the dry distant hills and the rock under your feet holds a tale of dramatic change. The landscape tells a story of ancient floods, rivers of lava, and the impact of humans along the Columbia River. If you look carefully and . . . Map (db m82828)
8 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — Buried by Enormous Lava Floods
Millions of years ago, some of the largest lava flows on earth poured over this area again and again. Enormous floods of molten lava flowed out from long, parallel vents, burying the area in more than 5,000 feet of basalt. In all, more than 300 . . . Map (db m82825)
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9 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — Carving Out Basalt Layers
When Ice Age floodwaters rushed across Quincy Basin and down the Columbia River, they gouged chunks of basalt from the scabland cliffs in front of you. During the last Ice Age, this area was repeatedly swept by floodwaters that tore away layer after . . . Map (db m82829)
10 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — 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. Under Water During the largest floods, water . . . Map (db m82827)
11 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — Here and Gone
After racing across eastern Washington, floodwaters converged on Wallula Gap, a single narrow outlet about 80 miles to the southeast. This natural constriction forced floodwaters to back up, creating a huge, temporary lake called Lake Lewis. Here at . . . Map (db m82830)
12 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — 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 m82826)
13 Washington, Kittitas County, Vantage — Welcome to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
This landscape was built by ancient lava flows and sculpted by powerful Ice Age floods. Clues to this fascinating past are all around you. Remains of a Fossil Forest The park contains hundreds of pieces of petrified wood that were . . . Map (db m82824) HM
 
 
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Apr. 15, 2024