5 Things You May Not Have Known About Chelan County

5 Things You May Not Have Know About Chelan County

#1 Almost 90% of the land in Chelan County is owned by the state and federal governments.

#2 In 1899, the Washington State Legislature created Chelan County out of Kittitas County to the south and Okanogan County to the north.

#3 All of the early hydroelectric properties in Chelan County were originally owned by Puget Sound Power & Light Co.

#4 In the year 2000, approximately 12% of Chelan County residents had been born in foreign countries.

#5 Chelan County is home to the drainages of the Wenatchee River, the Entiat River, Lake Chelan, and the Chelan River which have a combined area of 2,920 square miles.

Taken from 15 Things You May Not Have Known About Chelan County, located right here on NCWpics.com!

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Peshastin/Dryden, Washington.

5 interesting facts about the Peshastin-Dryden area of North Central Washington:

#1 – Despite most state parks having been in the park system for many years, Peshastin Pinnacles State Park did not become a state park until 1991.

#2 – Peshastin/Dryden Elementary School is the only school, out of five, in the Cascade School District that is not located in Leavenworth (it’s in Peshastin).

#3 – The Highline Canal, an irrigation canal that was started in 1901, is 14 miles in length and draws water from the Wenatchee River, it runs from Dryden all the way to Wenatchee.

#4 – The highest temperature recorded in Peshastin, as of 2006, was 108 degrees F in 1967, while the lowest temperature recorded was -36 degrees F in 1968.

#5 – The land where Peshastin presently sits was originally owned by the Northern Pacific Railway.

Take a minute to view some of our pictures of the PeshastinDryden area, as well as other North Central Washington communities.

Also, if trivia and facts interest you, we have an ongoing series of local trivia available in our 15 Things You Didn’t Know area.

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