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Franklin County

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Early days in Franklin County, Washington, which includes the towns of Pasco and Connell, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 8 1/2" x 11" booklet. An excerpt from the hard-to-find 1904 book: An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country, published by Western Historical Publishing Company, the 56 page spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# opaque paper. The front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The booklet begins with tales of the Lewis and Clark (Clarke) expedition in this area in 1805, and then jumps to the establishment of the county in 1883, and then to the varied headlines of 1898: a fatal wreck on the Northern Pacific, a Washington Birthday exercise with names of participants, the battle with "sage rats" and a fire at Gray's general store. The following year brought the shooting of a tramp and in 1900, the grisly finding of an exposed Indian burial ground. In 1902 the Franklin News-Recorder reported both a resurgence of claim-jumping and, a sign of progress, the first rail shipment of wheat from Pasco. The above is all in the first chapter, although the second chapter is titled "Current Events -- 1884 to 1904". Biographies make up the rest of the booklet. These often include ancestors, siblings, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. The names include: Robert Gerry, Cornelius S. O'Brien, Danville W. Page, Edgar Hoon, George W. Borden, George Hendricks, John C. Lewis, Noah H. Ring, John Cooper, Wheelock B. Smith, Owen McAdam, Jesse O. McKinney, Otto Ulrich, John B. Love, William E. Blakely, William T. Anderson, Max Harder, Hans Harder, Jacob Harder, M.M. Taylor, Benjamin D. Leonard, John R. McClurken, Frank Schunemann, William W. Spates, Josiah E. Van Gordon, Alvin P. Gray, Gibson Savage, and Fred Baske. (Underlined names include photos.)

Franklin County, WA
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Cover of Franklin County History

Sources: History of the Big Bend Country / History of Franklin County Washington
Authors: Truman B. Fox
Original Publication Year: 1904
Original Publisher: Western Historical Publishing Co.
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