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Encyclopedia > Moses Lake, Washington

Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 16,000+ at the 2007 census. A popular nickname for Moses Lake is Moses Hole. many local kids call it this and people from out of town. A major atraction of Moses lake is the sand Dunes. People come from all over the northwest to ride quads, dirtbikes, or drive jeeps and sandrails. Currently Moses Lake is trying to find a spot for a new nascar track. Grant County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...

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History

Named Neppel in 1910 by white settlers, later residents voted in 1938 to rename their city to honor Native American Chief Moses and the city became Moses Lake. The chief’s name had already been given to the lake next to Neppel and to a coulee running between Wenatchee and Ephrata. The city served the trading needs of a small group of pioneering farmers who settled on the shores of the lake. Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Chief Moses Chief Moses (Sulk-stalk-scosum - The Sun Chief) (ca. ... A coulee (or coulée) is a deep steep-sided ravine formed by erosion, commonly found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. ... Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ... Ephrata is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. ...


Moses Lake has a long history with its sister city, Yonezawa, Japan. The two cities have been exchanging students every summer for over 20 years. There is a street named after Yonezawa in Moses Lake. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Yonezawa (米沢市; -shi) is a city located in Yamagata, Japan. ...


Background

Chief Sulktalthscosum, a.k.a. Chief Moses, was born in 1829 and was the chief of the tribe of Native Americans inhabiting this area. They were called Kowalchina and sometimes Sinkiuse and Columbias. Chief Moses Chief Moses (Sulk-stalk-scosum - The Sun Chief) (ca. ...


Chief Moses's people lived in the Moses Lake area until he was arrested and tried for murder. In 1878, a white couple was murdered near Rattlesnake Springs by Indians controlled by Chief Joseph. The military, however, blamed the incident on Chief Moses. He was captured near present day O'Sullivan Dam and stood trial in Yakima, where he was found not guilty. Chief Moses then went to Washington, D.C., and met with President Rutherford B. Hayes. He ceded control of the Columbia Basin to the U. S. government, which then opened the area for homesteading. Chief Moses moved to the Methow Valley and Chelan. Chief Joseph Chief Joseph (1840–September 21, 1904) was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians during General Oliver O. Howards attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other non-treaty Indians to a reservation in Idaho. ... OSullivan Dam, one of the larger earthfill dams in the United States (200 ft/61 m high; 19,000 ft/5,791 m long; completed 1949), is on Crab Creek in Washington state about 20 miles south of Ephrata and 15 miles south of Moses Lake. ... Yakima is a the county seat of Yakima County located in central Washington. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). ... The Columbia Basin is the large area of Canada and the United States that is drained by the Columbia River. ... Chelan is a city located in Chelan County, Washington. ...


The lake, Moses Lake, on which the town lies, is made up of three main arms over 18 miles long and up to one mile wide. It is the largest natural body of fresh water in Grant County and has over 120 miles of shoreline covering 6,500 acres.


Larson Air Force Base/Grant County Airport

Larson AFB, five miles from the city of Moses Lake, Washington, originally was named Moses Lake Army Air Base. It was activated on November 24, 1942 as a temporary World War II training center. Major Donald A. Larson, for whom the base was later renamed, was from Yakima, Washington. Larson AFB, Washington, Grant County, Washington B-52 pilots view on final for Larsons 13,500 foot primary runway. ... Grant County International Airport (IATA: MWH, ICAO: KMWH, FAA LID: MWH) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Moses Lake, in Grant County, Washington, USA. This airport should not be confused with Grant County Airport located in Silver City, New... November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The Secretary of Defense announced on November 19, 1965 that Larson was to be closed by June 1966. Larson Air Force Base, since renamed Grant County International Airport, is now a world-class heavy jet training and testing facility used by the Boeing Company, Japan Airlines, the U.S. Military and many other air carriers from around the world. The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Grant County International Airport (IATA: MWH, ICAO: KMWH, FAA LID: MWH) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Moses Lake, in Grant County, Washington, USA. This airport should not be confused with Grant County Airport located in Silver City, New... JAL Boeing 747-400 in 1989-2002 colour scheme JAL Cargo Boeing 747-400 (JA402J) waiting for take-off A JAL Boeing 767 in NAIA. JAL Boeing 747-400 Japan Airlines Corporation ) (TYO: 9205 ), or JAL, is the largest airline operator in Asia. ...


With 4,700 acres (19 km²) and a main runway 13,500 feet (4,100 m) long, it is one of the largest airports in the United States.

Moses Lake Public Library, showing its distinctive hyperbolic-paraboloid roof
Moses Lake Public Library, showing its distinctive hyperbolic-paraboloid roof

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1192x779, 646 KB) I took this photo on July 31, 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1192x779, 646 KB) I took this photo on July 31, 2006. ...

Education

Moses Lake is home to Big Bend Community College, and is home to Moses Lake High School. In addition, the school district includes eight elementary schools, two middle schools (as well as one 6-12 school). There are also three private schools. Big Bend Community College is a college in Moses Lake, Washington. ...


Schools

Elementary schools

  • Midway Learning Center
  • Discover Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Garden Heights Elementary
  • Larson Heights Elementary
  • North Elementary
  • Peninsula Elementary
  • Knolls Vista Elementary

Middle schools

  • Frontier Middle School
  • Chief Moses Middle School
  • Columbia Basin Secondary School
  • Chefield Green Elementary

Private schools

  • Moses Lake Christian Academy

High schools

  • Moses Lake High School
  • Columbia Basin Secondary School

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 14,953 people, 5,642 households, and 3,740 families residing in the city. The population density was 567.1/km² (1,468.6/mi²). There were 6,263 housing units at an average density of 237.5/km² (615.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.16% White, 1.69% African American, 1.02% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 15.44% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.41% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,642 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.20. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,467, and the median income for a family was $42,096. Males had a median income of $34,945 versus $25,193 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,644. About 11.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Public utilities

Cable television services for the city of Moses Lake are contracted to Northland Cable TV.[1] Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Northland Communications Corporation, which does business as Northland Cable Television, is an American company providing cable television, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services to customers in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington. ...


Power is provided by the Grant County PUD[2] Look up Power in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Grant County Public Utility District Number 2, or Grant County PUD, is a Public Utility Co-operative in north central Washington. ...


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Moses Lake, Washington at AllExperts (948 words)
Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States.
Chief Sulktalthscosum aka Chief Moses was born in 1829 and was the chief of the tribe of Native Americans inhabiting this area.
Moses Lake has a water park that has waterslides, and the city council is currently (Summer 2006) considering the addition of a wave pool for kneeboarding and a "lazy river" for tubing.
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Moses Lake is centrally located within the state of Washington with access to I-90.
Moses Lake is very conveniently situated right off I90, with easy access to Grant International Airport, right in the center of the state of Washington.
Moses Lake is one of the state's largest natural fresh water lakes, offering numerous parks and campgrounds.
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