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Ephrata, Washington

Ephrata (ee-FRAY-ta) is a tidy town of slightly over 8,000 set amidst a sprinkling of trees and surrounded by miles of flat and desolate desert-scape with short grasses and sage, with short grasses and sage, alternating with irrigated fields of verdant crops. The town stretches for over a mile along Basin St. and is headquarters to the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project, the irrigation arm of the Grand Coulee Dam project. Few towns in Washington were more desolate than Ephrata before the irrigation project arrived in the 1950s. The name comes from the Biblical village where Christ was born, Bethlehem Ephratah, and supposedly originated when a traveler on the Great Northern Railway stopped here and found a prospering orchard irrigated by a spring. It reminded him of the Holy Land, and the name stuck. (Ephratah means fertile region.)

The information above is reproduced with permission of Avalon Publishing Group, 2002, Moon Handbooks: Washington by Don Pitcher.

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