Conconully Washington


Stock #: 113620
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Conconully
State: Washington (WA)
County: Okanogan
Publisher: Smith Western Co., Inc.
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
Conconully sprang alive in 1886. A rip roaring mining camp known as Salmon City. Fire wiped out most of the town in 1892. In May 1894, a run off flood roared down the North Fork of Salmon Creek, wiping out the business district. The reservoir below town, built in the early 1900's, was one of the first federal recalmation projects in the U.S. Conconully served as Okanogan County Seat from 1888 to 1914. It is believed the Indians called this entire area, including the lake, Conconully, and in Indian means, "The Beautiful Land of the Bunch Grass Flats'.