The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Al Stover 

#ThatNWBus finds home outside of Washtucna

 

NEW HOME. For decades, #ThatNWBus has sat alongside Highway 261 and served as a canvas for passing artists. The bus has found a new home outside of Washtucna, and will continue to serve as a roadside attraction. -Photo courtesy of Lee Ann Blankenship

A popular attraction that sat on the side of Highway 261 near Washtucna now has a permament home minutes outside of town.

On July 7, the unofficial graffiti-covered landmark, known affectionally as #ThatNWBus, was transported to a lot near the intersection of Highway 26 and Highway 261, which was leased by the Washtucna Historical Museum and Community Center (WHMCC)

The bus was originally used by a local crop duster to store equipment near an air strip. It had been abandoned on Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land for several decades.

Over the years, residents and visito...



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