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J.W. Slagle Park - Republic, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 38.543 W 118° 44.219
11U E 372048 N 5389158
Quick Description: J.W. Slagle Park is in the south end of Republic, located on Hwy. 20. Just look for the gold cube and obelisk.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2016 4:02:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMRQ3B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 1

Long Description:
Though a rather small park, it offers a mural, large gold cube and 20' obelisk, and access to Perry Wilderness Park. There is a picnic table near the welcome sign.

J.W. Slagle was a pioneer pharmacist, purchasing his first store in 1909. He became one of Republic’s most influential citizens, involved in local commerce, politics and civic affairs that strongly influenced the city’s development and its key institutions.

The mural depicts life before the encroachment of Europeans, a time when life was much simpler and the pace markedly slower. This was the time of the North American Natives, stretching back as much as 13,000 years ago.

The intersection of the San Poil—Kettle River Trail and the Okanogan—Kettle Falls Trail provided a popular summer gathering place for the Interior Salish Tribes. For many generations horse racing and gambling entertained the local tribes on the meadow at the confluence of Granite Creek and the San Poil River.

The large gold cube is inscribed:
Hecta Mining Company
Republic Unit
1941 - 1989
2,000,000 Ounces

The obelisk is inscribed from the top:
Kettle River
1990 - 2015
2,678,299 Oz.

Buckhorn Mine
2008 - 2015
1,100,000 Oz.

K2 Mine
Lamefoot Mine
Key Pit
Overlook Mine
Kettle Mine

J.W. Slagle Park

Name: J.W. Slagle Park

Street Location: Hwy. 20

Local Municipality: Republic

State/Province, etc.: Washington

Country: United States

Memorial/Commemoration: Mining History

Date Established: Unknown

Picnic Facilities: One picnic table

Recreational Facilities:
None


Monuments/Statues: See above

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Interior Salish Tribes Mural

Traditional Geocaches:


Web Site: Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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