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By Jim Link
For The Sentinel 

Significance of Eel Trail shared on Military Road tour

 


“It’s a project that keeps on giving” was a remark made by a board member of the Klickitat County Historical Society (KCHS). Two busloads of people from across the region enjoyed a beautiful late summer day touring the ancient Eel Trail across the Valley of the Little Klickitat. It’s a fascinating fact that the soldiers who fought the first battle of the 1855-58 “Indian Wars” followed that ancient trail across the valley and over the Simcoes to what is now known as Toppenish Creek where they met over a thousand of Kimiakin’s warriors and fought that first battle. The significance to us of that historical fact is that the discovery of The Valley of the Little Klickitat by pio...



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