How Did Wenatchee, WA Get Its Name?

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"Welcome to the Apple Capital of the World."

The city of Wenatchee was named for the Wenatchi tribe. I don't know why the spelling was changed. The Wenatchi Native American people originally lived in the region near the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers.  This is located in the geographic center of Washington State.  


Wenatchee has long been known as the Apple Capital of the World. Sadly, though, many of the fruit trees have been pulled out to plant houses and grape vineyards.  

Wenatchee is also known as the Power Belt of the Northwest, due to the many hydroelectric dams located on the Columbia River.  The Columbia runs from Canada, through Wenatchee and, eventually, into the Pacific Ocean.   We are blessed with very inexpesive hydroelectric power rates.

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carol love history and one of my favorite apples are the Jazz apples.... on a side note same sad story here in Los Angeles the Orange groves were replaced by housing....Endre

Nov 12, 2016 09:37 AM #1
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Very interesting Carol Williams . We also have many towns with Native American names here in North Dakota.

Nov 12, 2016 10:31 AM #2
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Noah Seidenberg
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Hi Carol, I learned something new about the roots of Wenatchee, WA. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 12, 2016 10:42 AM #3
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Thanks for the history lesson on Wenatchee/Wenatchi.

Nov 12, 2016 11:02 AM #4
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Lynnea Miller
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We love the Pacific Northwest.  Been spending time this weekend in Walla Walla. Enjoying our extended weekend. 

Nov 12, 2016 12:16 PM #5
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Karen Hellier
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It seems like many spellings got changed in the United States throughout time. It's too bad. I like the orginal spellings the best.

Nov 12, 2016 02:01 PM #6
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I love our NW heritage and the names that portray our history Carol Williams 

Nov 12, 2016 02:19 PM #7
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Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. .  Glad to hear you like apples!  My favorite variety is Honeycrisp.   I hope we don't end up replacing all our fruit orchards with houses and grapes.... and end up having to import all our fresh fruit.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Nov 12, 2016 11:49 PM #8
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm .  It's funny to listen to outsiders try to pronounce some of the many Native American word derived town names. Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Nov 12, 2016 11:51 PM #9
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Noah Seidenberg .  I enjoy learning the history of and origin of the names of places as I travel too.   Have a great day!

Nov 12, 2016 11:53 PM #10
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Good morning Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Agent Sells Homes San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900 .  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Come visit sometime.  Lots of stuff to see and do!

Nov 12, 2016 11:54 PM #11
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Good morning Lynnea Miller .  Oh... are you in Walla Walla for all the wine tasting options?  I spent a few days there this summer playing golf and wine tasting.  

Nov 12, 2016 11:55 PM #12
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Goodo morning Karen Hellier .  Yes, I like the originals too.  Not sure why they change them.   

Nov 12, 2016 11:56 PM #13
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Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington .  Yes, it's quite interesting.  The geology is very interesting in this area too.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

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Carol Williams  Thank you for the history on Wenatchee.

Nov 13, 2016 01:13 AM #15
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