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Fort Simcoe

This 60 side trip winds out through farm land and the Yakama Nation to Fort Simcoe.

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When the Fort Simcoe & Western Railway was built, several stores were established and the town site was platted in 1910. The name is for the Native American leader White Swan, who was also known as Joe Stwire. Here, the first church in the district, rebuilt by the Native Americans for the Oblate Roman Catholic Fathers in 1872, still stands. The original mission structure had been destroyed during the War...

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The 200-acre day use park has an interpretive center depicting the site’s history, as well as original 19th century and newly reconstructed buildings. Fort Simcoe was established in August 1856, the year after a defeat of United States troops under Major G. O. Holler by Yakama Native Americans. It was maintained as an army post until May 22, 1859. From that year until 1923, Fort Simcoe housed the Yakama Indian...

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