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In the modern world, science explains why the world turns and how natural wonders, such as waterfalls, are created and formed. Prior to modern science, however, there were still answers needed to these questions. The story of the creation of Palouse…

Looking at the Palouse River cascade over Palouse falls is a splendid sight. But when furry head pops out of the rocks, it is always a joy. Over many visits to Palouse Falls State Park, I have seen one marmot, though one trip he had a friend over. …

Many people may not know that the quaint city of Cheney is situated on the side of a loess island. In fact, where the water tower stands brings into perspective the overwhelming size of the floods and can be used as a reference point to try to…

An American whitewater kayaker takes the biggest plunge in an attempt to set a world record. Tyler Bradt was born in Stevensville, Montana. Tyler was kayaking class five rapids at the age of 12, and by 15 he was receiving national recognitions. He…

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 Fryxell Overlook is a wonderful viewpoint to see Palouse Falls and the Palouse River. The gazebo is dedicated to R.H. Fryxell and located a short hike south of the parking lot at Palouse Falls State Park. While you are standing there gazing at…

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