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Located at the confluence of three creeks, amid the rich agricultural soil of Eastern Washington's Palouse region, Pullman seemed destined to flourish. From its founding in the 1880s, growth was spurred by the discovery of artesian wells, its selection as the location of the State Agricultural College, and the building of rail lines through the town. Pullman, named for railroad car manufacturer George Pullman, became a thriving center of commerce, agriculture, and education. Today Pullman remains a vibrant commercial agricultural center, built upon wheat, peas, and lentils, with a downtown nestled among four hills. Pullman is home to cutting edge technology companies and a major research institution, Washington State University. Its rich heritage in agriculture, education, and technology guarantees its future as a highly successful 21st century city.
ISBN: 9780738581040
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Robert Luedeking published many articles on specific topics of Pullman history. Over the last decade, his carefully researched captions, combined with images from the Whitman County Historical Society archives, created many of the highly popular “Pictures of the Past” printed in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. In 2009, Pullman lost a dedicated historian when Leudeking passed away. In this volume, the Whitman County Historical Society draws upon its extensive collection of historic images and Luedeking's work to depict Pullman's heritage.
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