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These tall pillars look like an artist carved them out of stone for the purpose of ornamentation, but they are actually a beautiful record of how chemistry and geology play an interconnected role in nature. A remarkable visual remnant of the ancient…

Just off William’s Lake Road, between William’s and Badger lake lies the William’s Lake plunge pool. Cheney’s Mayor Tom Trulove signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase 15 acres of land containing the plunge pool. The purchase was…

Only a few brick building remain to recall what was once a prosperous commercial district in Starbuck. One red brick building that still stands has a painted sign on its brick front, informing passersby that it was once home to the Starbuck Drug…

In the early 1990s, second-graders in Mrs. Sara Jane Aebly's class at Windsor Elementary School discovered that Washington State did not have an official state fossil. Encouraged by their teacher, they decided to try to create one. After some…

The Fish Lake Trail starts near Sunset Boulevard on the west side of Spokane. On this trail, it is easy to see many different geological features. One of the features is an outcrop of the Latah Formation. This can be seen about one mile from the…

Ice Age Floods Explorer

Ice Age Floods Explorer is a web and mobile platform for telling stories of the Palouse Floods. Ice Age Floods Explorer is a project of the Public History program and Department of Geology at Eastern Washington University. Most of the stories were created by EWU students. Dr. Larry Cebula is Editor of Spokane Historical. He is a Professor of History at Eastern Washington University and the Assistant Digital Archivist for the State of Washington. Assistant Editors Anna Harbine and Frank Oesterheld do much of the day-to-day production work. Past Assistant Editor Lee Nilsson created many of the content standards used in the project. Want to become involved with Ice Age Floods Explorer? We are seeking partners, stories, sponsor... Read more About Us