FROM THE FILES
Last updated 12/26/2023 at 8:48am
125 Years Ago
Adams County News
December 28, 1898
Local and Personal
W. F. Beal has just purchased the Lawrence C. Lee land, a half section on Rattlesnake flat.
George Washington Bassett, the founder and father of Washtucna in this county, was with us a couple of days last week. Mr. Bassett is a pioneer in every sense of the term, having lived on the site where Washtucna now stands for 20 years, coming here in the year 1878 when this section of the country was practically a wilderness and Steptoe Butte a hole in the ground. No Adams County then, no railroads, and no town of any importance w...