Built on tradition, each of Central Washington's unique communities holds true to its historical roots, making our diverse region the ultimate destination for revisiting the past. Explore Central Washington's historical charm and travel back to the early days of life in our area with these detailed, historical timelines on each of our local communities.

Thorp  |  Cle Elum & South Cle Elum  |  Teanaway  |  Kittitas  |  Ellensburg  |  Roslyn & Ronald

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Central Washington's history is just as diverse as the region itself. Born in the golden days of the coal mining and railroad industries, local history now includes a nationally acclaimed rodeo and a famous saloon...
History & Culture
Central Washington is jam-packed with coal mining, railroad, timber, agriculture, education and many more intriguing topics. Visit a wide variety of museums and historical sites that have emerged...

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A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centers:

Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg
(888) 925-2204

Cle Elum, WA
312 W. 1st Street, Cle Elum
(509) 674-6880

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