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- Journal photo (December 24, 1998)

OFFICER JOHN BARTZ is now a full-time officer with the Ritzville Police Department.

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...

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