Early days in Douglas County, Washington, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 8 1/2" x 11" booklet. The booklet, an excerpt from the hard-to-find 1904 book: An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country, published by Western Historical Publishing Company, is printed on 60# paper. The front cover of the 102 page spiral bound booklet is protected with a vinyl sheet. The book begins with tales of early settlers: John Marlin (the earliest, 1871); George Urquhart; a broken-hearted Chinese gardener; Chinese placer miners driven off by Indians; the colorful cattleman, Philip McEntree. This is followed by reports of travels through the area in 1880 and 1881 by Lt. Thomas Symon of the Corps of Engineers. The arrival of more settlers, the establishment of the county of Douglas in 1883, the tax rolls of 1885, trouble between sheep men and settlers in the Badger Mountain area in 1886, the county seat war between Okanogan and Waterville. All of the above is in the first chapter. Succeeding chapters include Current Events (1886 to 1904); Cities and Towns (Coulee City, Hartline, Waterville, Wilsoncreek, Bridgeport, Quincy, Ephrata, Krupp, Douglas, Stratford, Orondo, and Port Columbia); Descriptive (including Grand Coulee and Blue Lake Coulee); Political (many names); Educational; and the Press.
Douglas County, WA
Sources: History of the Big Bend Country / History of Douglas County Washington
Authors: Truman B. Fox
Original Publication Year: 1904
Original Publisher: Western Historical Publishing Co.
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