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    • Omak, Washington, 1909

    • 1909
    • In 1901, Mr. Ben Ross, an employee of the Great Northern Railroad, settled with his family in the area that became Omak, Washington. By 1906, Ross had helped to organize the first accredited school in the area, with the beginning of the Omak...
    • Omak, 1910

    • 1910
    • Matsura shot a picture of Omak from a bluff (or "bench" as locals called it) of land. No person is visible save a lone cowboy, bringing a stray cow up from the banks of the Okanogan River. The land on which the town developed came from twenty...
    • New Construction in Omak, 1910

    • 1910
    • Matsura takes a photograph of the construction of a new building being erected in Omak, 1910. Three stories high and square in shape, the building is on the same road that leads up to the white painted schoolhouse in the far background. Omak had...
    • Omak School, 1910

    • 1910
    • The new Omak Schoolhouse was an impressive building in Omak, at the time of its construction in 1910. The town's founder, Mr. Ben Ross, pushed for Omak to have the first school district in the area, which it claimed in 1906. Note the difference in...

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