Friday, March 25, 2011

Schrag, Washington......... did you know?

If we were asked to identify Schrag, Washington, we would think of it as a rest stop on I-90. But did you know that in 1911 Schrag had a post office and a general store stocked with merchandise for surrounding farms. The Northern Pacific Railroad line built a spur to connect with the huge Schrag grain elevators. The little town finally passed into dust in 1934. But as you zoom through the middle of Washington on I-90 and see the Schrag sign, pause to remember that there once was a town and no doubt a family named Schrag.


Linda said...

My Grandmother Scott taught the first class at Schrag around 1915, after she graduated from Cheney Normal in 1914. Her only students were two Russian immigrant girls.
I have two photos, but don't know how to post. Her name was May PITTMAN.

Dawn Fifer said...

I was tickled to come across this post. This is my family history (on my maternal grandfathers side).