Samuel Clemens In
WASHINGTON'S FRUIT LANDS
August 8, 1895
That night, 7th, at 11:30
we went aboard the sleeper on the Great Northern Road.
Everything was in readiness for us.

The next day was one full of interest as we were to
 ride over the Rockies on the zigzag road. 
MARK TWAIN
The first route over the pass was a series of switchbacks, with grades of up to 4 % on the West side and3.5%
on East side, was completed on January 6, 1893. 
To traverse a switchback the train has to travel to the end of the dead end spur,
then the switch is thrown and engine reversesdirection to go into next spur. 
This is repeated at each spur. 
The spurs were only 1000 feet long so themaximum  train length was 2 engines and 23 cars. 
With a heavy load and snow that could be reducedto as little as 5 cars. 1893-1925.
At the hotel; The ladies have overhauled and repacked their trunks.
I think there is no occupation that has the fascination for women when
traveling as the unpacking and overhauling of large traveling trunks.
Major Pond

The Type of Coach Samuel Clemens traveled in and Eng 517 pulled.

LINCOLN County
.
was the First County
Twain's travelsd through.

This county is dedicated
Primarily to
DRY-LAND Wheat
and Barley production.

LINCOLN COUNTY

GRANT County
.
was the NEXT County.

This county is dedicated
Primarily to
POTATO & VEGETABLEs

We drove from Coulee Dam in 1981, through these lands. What a site.  Vern
On heading west out of Spokane,
 Twain's party was unaware of the significance of the region they would be traveling through.
The CHANNEL SCABLANDS.
The land was re-arranged from the results of the massive and repeated floods from Lake Missoula.
twaingeogrophy.com 

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Beginning in the 1840's
 settlers fenced
 off their field 
and planted wheat,
CORN, peas,
and potatoes.
Historylink.org
GRANT COUNTY
MID-NIGHT
ON THE
RAILS
Chelan County STATE RANKINGS:
1ST for PEAR production,
 2ND for SWEET CHEERIES,
& 4TH for APPLES


CHELAN County
.
was the NEXT County.

CHELAN COUNTY
After crossing the Columbia River; Sam Clemens must have noticed the APPLE TREES
when he woke up that morning. They had been growing there for 23 years. Apple History.

Philip Miller, planted apple trees in 1872.
Read the book,
"GHOSTS OF LEAVENWORTH"

CHELAN COUNTY
CHELAN COUNTY
In 1892, it was revealed that the Great Northern Railroad would be building its main line through the valley and a
Mission was platted between the right-of-way and the Wenatchee River in hopes of receiving a station stop on the new line.
It did not receive a station at that time and no boom occurred when the railroad came.

Not until 1900 did Cashmere become
a flag stop and a small section house
was built, manned by two employees.
This small building was preserved
and today exists on the property
of the Cashmere
 Museum and Pioneer Village.


Aplets & Cotlets were developed by two young Armenians
who had fled their native Turkey. In 1915, they discovered Cashmere
and were struck with its similarity to their homeland.
They bought an apple farm and named it LIBERTY ORCHARDS in honor
of their adopted country. The Armenian partners replicated a
 popular Middle Eastern confection which were soon
shipped in boxes of a wide variety
of fruit-based confections around the world. 

At MIDNIGHT, Twain's Train headed
into the SWITCH BACKS!