Whitman County WA

Conquest of the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Palouse

The expeditions of Colonels Steptoe and Wright into the country of the Coeur d’Alenes, Spokanes and Palouses were made without the blare of notoriety; they were not heralded by the press in startling headlines; nor were the minutiae of accompanying details flashed momentarily over convenient wires to an expectant nation. In obedience to orders laboriously conveyed to them, the commanders of these expeditions went forward to their duty.

History of Steptoe Butte

The line of longitude 117 degrees and 8 minutes W. crosses the line of latitude 47 degrees and 2 minutes N. very near the summit of Steptoe butte. It is beautifully and symmetrically proportioned, being cone-like in shape; its north and east faces, however, fall away with greater abruptness than either the south or west …

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Treadwell, Margaret Steward Schnebly – Obituary

Margaret Schnebly Treadwell, 78, of Ellensburg, died Thursday [June 22, 1989] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Yakima on June 29, 1910, she attended Yakima schools and Washington State University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Spurs, Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Phi Kappa Phi …

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