Thursday October 30th 2014 @ 5 pm
Building the Fort Colville & Mullan Roads, 1859
Presented by: Don McLaughlin, Historical Investigator and Dan Clark, Community Activist and Director of the Living History troupe
On this 155th anniversary of the building of a wagon road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Colville, as well as the beginning of construction on the Mullan Road linking the Columbia and Missouri Rivers, two speakers will describe these projects. Don McLaughlin of the Stevens County Historical Society has just completed a state-funded research project tracing the route and history of the Colville Road. Local historian Daniel Clark is working on the development of a Mullan Road Historic Site in Walla Walla on the route of the original road.