This blog features historical information on the railroad lines of the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
1927 Fire At Govan
Fires in 1904 and 1909 had destroyed individual Govan homes and businesses, but a major blaze in 1927 nearly wiped out the town's business district. Four warehouses, one grain elevator, the Northern Pacific depot, stores, the post office, the hotel, a church, homes, and three freight cars loaded with wheat were burned. That loss was estimated at $100,000.