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History of Moses Lake
The City of Moses Lake was named after the local Indian tribe, Chief Moses (1829-1899). For centuries the tribal peoples camped along the shores of the the large, shallow lake collecting camas roots and waterfowl eggs.
The arrival of white settlers into the area in the 1880s created an uneasy tension in the basin surrounding Moses Lake. Livestock ranges overtook the traditional Native lands and soon irrigation replaced grazing lands with a patchwork of orchards.
In 1910 settlers named the community, Neppel after one of the settler’s hometown in Germany. The local farmers built a dam to hold back more water and to keep the lake from breaking through the natural sand dunes that dammed up the lake. In 1938 the town was incorporated as Moses Lake, population 302.
The construction in 1926 of U.S. Highway 10 (now replaced by the interstate) through town ended decades of isolation. Connecting Seattle to Spokane, the highway spanned over 2000 miles, continuing all the way to Detroit.
With the start of World War II, the Army opened the Moses Lake Army Air Base (later renamed Larson Air Force Base) just north of town to train P-38 and B-17 Flying Fortress crews. The rain shadow of the Cascades created ideal flying weather — almost year round clear skies.
The air base was mothballed but not entirely abandoned at the end of World War II. In 1948 it reopened as a U.S. Air Force base and in 1950 was renamed Larson Air Force Base, after Major Donald A. Larson (1915-1944), a Yakima fighter pilot who was killed in a mission over Nazi Germany.
One task of the new base was to patrol the skies over the nearby atomic facilities at Hanford and the Grand Coulee Dam. In 1960, it became a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base.
Due to the base’s proximity to the massive Boeing plants on Puget Sound, it also became a Boeing test flight center for B-52 Stratofortress bombers. Boeing built a massive hangar at the base capable of housing eight B-52s at once.
Boeing closed its major operations there in 1962 and Larson Air Force Base closed in 1966. The facility was renamed the Grant County International Airport In 1968, Japan Airlines began using the airport as its main training center for Boeing 747s pilots, finally ceasing operations here in 2008 when it switched from the 747 to the newer, more fuel efficient 787 for passenger flights. The facility continues to be used for training flights by both the U.S. Air Force, Boeing, and even NASA.
Moses Lake Attractions
- Surf ‘n Slide Water Park
- Moses Lake (the actual lake)
- Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
- Moses Lake Mud Flats and Sand Dunes
- Japanese Peace Garden
- Big Bend Community College
- Grant County International Airport
Moses Lake Breweries & Wineries
- Ten Pin Brewing Company
- Camas Cove Cellars
- Kyra Wines
- Neppel Cellars
- Cascade Cellars, LLC
Testimonials & Referrals
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