By Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back


February 26, 2020

February 11, 1905 – 115 Years Ago

Senator Baker on Tuesday last introduced a bill providing for the creation of the County of Benton out of a portion of Yakima and Klickitat Counties. The new county will lie east of a line drawn from the northern boundary of Yakima county at a point about six miles east of Sunnyside to the Columbia River. This leaves Sunnyside in Yakima county. Hare and Johnson, representatives from Yakima County, will consent to this division. If the line runs due south to the Columbia River, it will be about 15 or 18 miles east of Bickleton; and taking off a good slice of Klickitat. As it is only a question of time when the eastern extremity of the county will be cu...

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