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Kettle Falls History Center - Kettle Falls, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 37.480 W 118° 06.705
11U E 418075 N 5386329
Quick Description: The Historical Center is conveniently located near Kettle Falls Campground about three miles northwest of the town of Kettle Falls.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 12:04:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMZVWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
Views: 1

Long Description:
We visited St. Paul Mission in late October. The interpretive trail was open and is is a relatively short walk around the loop.

The center was closed but we would enjoy seeing the displays the next time we pass by, hopefully at a time when the centre is open. The road into the centre is on the north side of Highway 20 about 1,000 or so feet east of the bridge over the Columbia River. Past the centre on the same road is St. Paul's Mission, an 1847 mission, cemetery and self guided historical walking trail.

About the Center
Our center interprets the Kettle Falls fishery, which has been described as one of the most important historical sites in the Western United States. The center also interprets other historical sites, including the historic St. Paul's Mission, Hudsons Bay's Fort Colville and U.S. Military's Fort Colville.

St. Paul's Mission, and views of the former sites of the the Falls and Fort Colville (now under water), are points of interest along our short interpretive trail. Also look for the old portage road, historic cemetery, and ancient harpoon sharpening stone.
From the Kettle Falls Historical Center

Kettle Falls Historical Center
The Kettle Falls Historical Center interprets the Kettle Falls fishery, which has been described as one of the most important historical sites in the Western United States. The center also intreprets other historical sites, including the historic St. Paul's Mission, Fort Colville and the expeditions into this region by legendary trapper and explorer David Thompson.

St. Pauls Mission, and views of the former sites of the the Falls and Fort Colville (now under water), are points of interest along our short interpretive trail. Also look for the old portage road, historic cemetary, and ancient harpoon sharpening stone. The Kettle Falls Historical Center believes the history of the Kettle Falls area must be preserved. The Center seeks members with the same belief.

Our Mission
The Kettle Falls Historical Center is a community based, nonprofit organization which preserves and interprets the heritage and cultures of the diverse peoples of Kettle Falls. Our focus spans prehistory to the creation of Lake Roosevelt. We serve our community residents and visitors through educational and recreational programs and exhibits, and the nurturing of cultural activities which reflect our focus.
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The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
May 15th to September 15th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Admission Prices:
Free - Donations gratefully accepted


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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