The Spokesman Review from Spokane recently had a nice article on popular stream fishing sites in the North Central Washington area.
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.
Taken from 15 Things You May Not Have Known About Chelan County, located right here on NCWpics.com!
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 (itâ€™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.
Also, if trivia and facts interest you, we have an ongoing series of local trivia available in our 15 Things You Didnâ€™t Know area.
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We’ve also recently updated our Malaga Photo Album!
Malaga is a small community about 8 miles south of Wenatchee, a further 4 miles down the Malaga/Alcoa Highway is the Alcoa Wenatchee Works facility.
What’s that smell in the air? Spring rain? Foilage coming out of it’s dormancy? No, that would be the spring orchard burns. Not to worry, soon the burning smell will be gone along with the smokey haze and things like Apple Blossom will be here.
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Also, just south of Rock Island, on a brief spring excursion up Rock Island Grade we came across this hidden herd of cows.
More photos will be showing up soon.