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Lewis and Clark Trail

This side trip is a 44 mile side trip that reconnects with the tour; it follows part of the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway, which commemorates the Centennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Washington.

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Prescott is a community on the Touchet River where Rev. Henry H. Spalding, an early Protestant missionary, established a home in 1859. The Oregon Improvement Company platted a town site on May 12, 1882. The place was named by the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company for C. H. Prescott, its general superintendent.

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Cox-Utter House

Mile: 36

Waitsburg is on the delta of the Touchet River and Coppei Creek, northeast of Walla Walla. A pleasant old town with shaded streets, in 1859, a man named Robert Kennedy became the first settler. Sylvester M. Wait, recognizing the power possibilities of the Touchet River, and noting that flour was selling for $44 a barrel, decided to build a flour mill. Farmers donated land for the mill and agreed to...

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Waitsburg Historic District

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William Perry Bruce House

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Waitsburg High School

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Preston Hall

Mile: 45