Ainsworth (HMN2J)

Location: Pasco, WA 99301 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 13.092', W 119° 1.624'

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One of the most colorful of the early Northwest railroad towns once existed near junction of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Ainsworth was founded, 1879, when the railroad bridge was building over the Snake River.
In its heyday it was a wild, lusty town, noted for brawls, gun fights and hangings. For a while a vital cog in the Northern Pacific Railroad's extension to Puget Sound. It slowly sank into oblivion after opening of the bridge to traffic in 1884.
The town was named for John C. Ainsworth, a prominent figure in transportation circles of the early Northwest.
HM NumberHMN2J
Placed ByWashington State Highway Commission in cooperation with the State Parks and Recreation Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 343659 N 5120288
Decimal Degrees46.21820000, -119.02706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 13.092', W 119° 1.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 13' 5.52" N, 119° 1' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2900 Sacajawea Park Rd, Pasco WA 99301, US
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