• Created Date
  • ca. 1870-1885
  • Description
  • In 1862, Jewish settler Marcus Oppenheimer and his brother arrived by wagon train to settle on the Columbia River near the Canadian border (later in Stevens County). He platted the town and opened a store to sell goods to miners headed to Canada. Later, the brothers also worked in steamboats, freight lines and flour mills. The town became Marcus, the only town in Washington state named for a Jewish immigrant. In the late 1930s, the constructio... more
    In 1862, Jewish settler Marcus Oppenheimer and his brother arrived by wagon train to settle on the Columbia River near the Canadian border (later in Stevens County). He platted the town and opened a store to sell goods to miners headed to Canada. Later, the brothers also worked in steamboats, freight lines and flour mills. The town became Marcus, the only town in Washington state named for a Jewish immigrant. In the late 1930s, the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam forced the town to move to higher ground to a site about 2 miles north.Handwritten on verso: Marcus OppenheimerPH Coll 650 Marcus, WA.1. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2009