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The Palouse is known for its vast, rolling farm hills that are really hard to miss when traveling in south-eastern Washington State. These hills hold the heart of most of the states agricultural farming, specifically wheat and lentils. However, as…

Looking at the beauty of Medical Lake is very relaxing, especially seeing the stoic bluffs or cliffs at the south end of the lake next to Waterfront Park. But have you ever wondered what kind of rocks you’re looking at or how Medical lake…

The breathtaking falls in front of you formed from a series of cataclysmic events. The Palouse Falls stands at 197 feet tall and is the product of several geologic phenomena that are prevalent in the Columbia Plateau. The Palouse River slowly…

In a tiny town in king county Washington, life is quiet. Duvall does have one relic of past catastrophe, King County’s smallest park, ironically named Big Rock (Babcock and Carson, 2009). However, the past that brought Big Rock to its quiet resting…

The Bank of Starbuck has stood for over 100 years and looks ahead for the next century. When the bank was constructed in 1904, there were no federal protections for depositors. What kept money safe were the strong walls for protection. In…

The oldest building in Starbuck isn't the bank, the grange hall, or even the horse stable. It is the jail. Built before 1900, the old jail is made of concrete fourteen inches thick with reinforced iron bars, the same iron used on railways. A large…

Ice Age Floods Explorer

Ice Age Floods Explorer is a web and mobile platform for telling stories of the Missoula Floods and is an ongoing endevour focusing on student research. 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. Co-editors are Drs. Chad Pritchard, Larry Cebula, and Paul Lindholdt from Eastern Washington University. Dr. Chad Pritchard is an Assistant Professor in the Geology Department. 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. Dr. Paul Lindholdt is a Professor or English. Assistant Edit... Read more About Us