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Coulee Corridor

This 171 mile side trip follows the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway through central Washington and connects with some of the state’s best bird watching areas.

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In the fall of 1885, Father DeRouge, a catholic priest, arrived at the Okanogan River, near the present Ellis-Forde, where he built a home and a small chapel. Later in 1886 a long chapel was built at the head of Omak Lake, east of the Okanogan River on the Colville Native American Reservation. This was the beginning of St. Mary's Mission, which in charge of Father DeRouge became one of...

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Mile: 76

The park is now known as Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, a 4,027-acre camping park (open year-round) with 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline at the foot of Dry Falls. Dry Falls is one of the great geological wonders of North America. The hexagonal shaped stone Vista House still stands, offering an excellent lookout point of the spectacular geological formations. Today, visitors may obtain information about the area at the Dry...

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Vista House

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Dry Coulee

Mile: 93

On the eastern shore of Moses Lake, is an agricultural trading center that has grown in importance in recent years. An Army Air Base established here during World War II is actively continued as a vital link in western American defense. The town is thriving due to local prosperity based on many thousands of acres of irrigated land. It was named for the lake, which was named for Chief Moses,...

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Moses Lake

Mile: 54

A community northeast of the east end of the Saddle Mountains. In 1907-1908, the name was accepted by H. R. Williams, vice president of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, for the site of its western division headquarters. It had been given to the local post office in 1904 by an early homesteader in memory of the Roane County, Tennessee post office of her youth. The town was incorporated in...

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Othello Hotel

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First Presbyterian Church