Whitman County Historical Society Annual meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2:00 pm at the Jones Schoolhouse at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds west of Colfax on SR 26. Sam Pambrun will present a reenactment of his great-great-grandfather who staked a land claim on the Walla Wala River. The Wright campaign of 1858 marched through his property so Pambrun would have visited with Col. Wright and some of his advisors. Wright’s topographer, Theodore Kolicki, indicated the position of the Pambrun place (40 acres under cultivation) on his field note map of the Walla Walla River. Sam Pambrun and Mahlon Kriebel were able to locate this historic site.
The Society at the Palouse Empire Fair
The Palouse Empire Fair was great fun! School was in session at the Jones School with classes being taught as they would have been in 1895! Dan Leonard and Kathy Meyer were the instructors for the classes. Here they are on the school’s porch greeting the kids.
42nd Annual Ice Cream Social
Perkins House – Colfax
Last Sunday in June 2014