Scotch Creek Basin, bordered by Schalow Mt. on the west and by Dunn Mt. and the Lime belt on the east, provided an ancient Indian trail to the Sinlahekin valley and north to Canada. Contorted sediments in the landmark Barnett Bluff are evidence . . . — — Map (db m223520) HM
When completed in 1941, Grand Coulee Dam was the world's largest concrete structure. It still is today.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt supported this massive federal project to dam the Columbia River because it put people to work during the . . . — — Map (db m196825) HM
Richard G. Sidley Territorial Police and Customs Collector settled here in 1889. He started an international town, general store, saloon, livery barn, and black smith’s shop. He served as postmaster and kept an eye out for horse thieves. Dominion . . . — — Map (db m154992) HM
Founded by the Molsons of Montreal, Quebec, as a mining and townsite venture, it boomed in 1900 - died in 1901. Homesteaders came, then the railroad came in 1905. Molson built up again to become the commercial center of the Okanogan Highlands - . . . — — Map (db m154989) HM
Joe Biart • W.C. Sockwell • Major Hodges • Tom Robinson • Percy Reed • William Hess • James F. Kane • Alvin H. Smith • George F. Dick • Frank M. Clapp • Frank O'Brien • Hughie Frasier • Stanley Bricht • William Morrow • Henry . . . — — Map (db m197127) WM
This beautiful river valley forms a natural north-south passage, used for centuries by Indians. Later came Hudson’s Bay Company fur brigades, packing pelts from Canada to Fort Okanogan. Hardly had the dust settled from the last brigade (1846) when . . . — — Map (db m129000) HM
Before 1900, the cattlemen had the rangeland to themselves, except for wild horses. Then sheep appeared. Tempers flared instantly. Haystacks put up by sheepmen mysteriously burned. The hostility reached its climax one night in the spring of 1903 . . . — — Map (db m154939) HM
Welcome, folks, to Old Molson, founded in 1900. She was a lively mining camp until a farmer claimed the whole town as part of his homestead. While the dispute raged, disgusted citizens founded New Molson half-a-mile north. People, businesses, the . . . — — Map (db m154982) HM
In 1906, 40 acres were set aside for a townsite. A one-room schoolhouse and quarters for a teacher were built. The railroad maintained a crew bunkhouse and quarters for the section foreman’s families. Trains stopped here 20 min. - 1/2 hr. to cool . . . — — Map (db m155004) HM
In 1886, shortly after their arrival, Lee Ives and his wife Rena built two log cabins near the river bank and started taking in travelers. Their cabins were located very near this spot in what was to become Pateros.
Lee Ives built the Ive's . . . — — Map (db m129012) HM
The first to settle in the area were the Methow Indians. Although they moved frequently in summer to take advantage of various foods (berries, deer and roots), they usually wintered less than one mile from the mouth of the Methow River.
The . . . — — Map (db m128998) HM
By this time, Pateros had about 850 residents. The main street boasted more than forty businesses that included two grocery stores, Elgin Yeager’s Barber Shop, a hardware store, the Pateros Theater and two lumber yards, Brownson and Wagner. There . . . — — Map (db m128996) HM
Pateros has provided a hardy breed of men and women known for their independence, hard work, and patriotism. Over the last century hundreds have served in our armed forces to protect our American way of life. In the early 20th Century several . . . — — Map (db m129013) HM WM
Below this sign you can see the remnants of the China Ditch built by Chinese miners sometime between 1860 and 1880. This ditch carried water from a diversion point three miles up the Methow River to sluice gold from the Columbia River sandbars a . . . — — Map (db m128997) HM
In 1965, the entire downtown area of Pateros was destroyed when Wells Dam, located six miles downstream, was being constructed on the Columbia River. The entire downtown business district of Pateros was leveled. Paralleling the Columbia River, . . . — — Map (db m129014) HM
The head of navigation on the Okanogan River during steamboat days until 1914 when the railroad came. The shrill sound of the boat whistle to open the drawbridge, rattle of freight wagons and ringing of freight bells which served the north half of . . . — — Map (db m207934) HM
In 1886 Wellington French immigrated from Quebec Canada to the Okanagan Valley and homesteaded this ranch on Scotch Creek. He married Mary McCaskill on Nov. 11 1889 in Spokane. She bore four children: Eva, Katie, Robert and Ray, all of whom grew up . . . — — Map (db m207932) HM
Here at the forks of the rushing Methow, Boston-bred Guy Waring founded Winthrop in 1891. Trappers, prospectors and homesteaders tramped into his frontier store. In '95 Colonel Thomas Hart came through to carve a narrow-gauge wagon road across the . . . — — Map (db m36497) HM