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Last updated 9/2/2020 at 3:16pm

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A photo from 50 years ago - CANNED LIGHTENING- Faster corral gates and faster cowboy-horse teams are expected this weekend at the first renewal of old-time, famous Ritzville rodeos. The new grounds are just east of town - follow Main Avenue out. Jake Harder held oil can as Dan Brown filled it.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


Sept. 2, 1920


Washtucna is a thriving, progressive little city, one of the most substantial in the county. Steady improvement is being made in its streets and business buildings and the stores are a credit to the town. At one warehouse we found 40,000 bushels of last year's wheat that big ranchers were holding for higher prices. They let $2.60 a bushel go by, but their patience may be rewarded by the desired $3.00. About 400,000 bushels of grain is warehoused at Washtucna annually. Harvest is not over yet in that vicin...

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