Columbia County

Columbia County (HM2E3A)

Location: Dayton, WA 99328 Columbia County
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N 46° 19.255', W 117° 58.696'

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Historical Points of Interest

Palouse IndiansTo supplement a diet of salmon, families migrated from riverside "mat lodge" villages to the mountains for game, roots, and berries. "Appaloosa" horses played a paramount role in tribal life.
DaytonThe Touchet River valley at Dayton was the summer meeting place where regional tribes came to trade and socialize. Pony races on what is now Main Street, dancing and stick game gambling provided entertainment.
Touchet RiverIn Nez Perce "Tu-Se" means roasting. Legend tells that coyote roasted salmon at the river after breaking a fish dam guarded by the five swallow sisters of Celilo.
Lewis & Clark Trail / Celilo Falls TrailA trade route for generations of Native Americans. Lewis and Clark noted it was a "well traveled road." Today's roads use major portions of the trail. Original remnants can still be seen on the breaks of the Tucannon River.
Starbuck: 1882Rail center named for General W.H. Starbuck. In exchange for fame, Starbuck donated a steeple bell which was shipped around Cape Horn to the community church.
Columbia County: 1875Wood, water and fertile land attracted settlers who brought livestock, planted wheat (1861), built grist and lumber mills and established

orchards. The Walla Walla-Lewiston Wagon Road (1862) provided market outlets. In 1875 citizens successfully petitioned the Washington Territorial Council to create a new county from the eastern portion of Walla Walla County.
Columbia County Courthouse Restoration Committee · 2004
HM NumberHM2E3A
Year Placed2004
Placed ByColumbia County Courthouse Restoration Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 424689 N 5130169
Decimal Degrees46.32091667, -117.97826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.255', W 117° 58.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 15.3" N, 117° 58' 41.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)509
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 352 E Main St, Dayton WA 99328, US
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