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'Waitsburg Under Water' on display at Wilson-Phillips House


October 3, 2019

Visitors to the annual Pioneer Fall Festival were able to stroll through the Wilson-Phillips House Museum to view the new “Waitsburg Under Water” display.

A quote in an April 1996 Spokesman Review newspaper article by Kim Barker was the inspiration for the display said co-organizer Kate Hockersmith.

The display will remain at the Wilson-Phillips House and can be viewed by appointment.

“Weeks after the Touchet River missed the turn and nearly washed a chunk of this tiny town off the map, the place still looks like a mud pie,” Barker wrote.

Mary Phillips and Hockersmith have pulled...

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