New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Susan Davis Faulkner is Early Pasco, the latest in the popular Images of America series.
Pasco originated during the building of the transcontinental railroad’s last spur. This southeastern part of Washington was chosen as the site for a railroad bridge over the Snake River because of its proximity to the Columbia River, which created a transportation line for needed supplies. Agriculture, railroads, and the rivers combined to create a livelihood for the people of Pasco amidst the region’s desert terrain and sagebrush. By 1940, the area had grown to include nearly 5,000 individuals. Images of America: Early Pasco reveals the streets of historic Pasco and the people that were instrumental in building much more than a railroad town.
Highlights of Early Pasco:
• Features more than 200 vintage images of Pasco.
• Explores the growth of Pasco during the Dust Bowl Era.
• Contains some never before published images from the collections of private citizens. .
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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