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This 100-mile-route takes you through several small towns featuring distinctive historic buildings, including a bank by famed Eastern Washington architects Cutter and Malmgren, a brick schoolhouse and community center-turned-event venue, and a well-preserved 1886 Queen Anne-style home.

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It was known as Truax in 1888 when the Washington & Idaho Railroad Company built its lines. The name evidently was changed to Regis by Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. when that company purchased Washington & Idaho Railroad Company. On July 17, 1889, the present name was adopted when a post office was established, for extensive grain fields which surrounded the town and as suggested by Mrs. Edward H. Morrison...

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Bank of Fairfield

Mile: 65

  The small towns of Eastern Washington were vital and active centers of commerce and social life. From the 1890s to the 1920s, many of these small towns faded out of existence, but Latah, about 20 miles southeast of Spokane, was an exception. Once a busy town south of Fairfield, a post office was established here as Hangman’s Creek on March 19, 1873, which became Alpha post office on April...

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Latah Schoolhouse

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Ham-McEachern House

Mile: 55

The town was named after a town south of Bethlehem, translated as “sound of the trumpet.” Though this is a Hebrew word, it is often mistaken for a Native American name. It originated with a resident, Mary Ann Truax, according to lore: “From her porch she could see newcomers camped along the creek and was reminded of the Biblical shepherd’s village of tents, Tekoa.”

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Mile: 48