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Brochure, "White Pass", circa 1951

According to this promotional brochure, the first record of the White Pass highway as a project appears as a request in the Lewis County Commisioners' files on June 27, 1917. The highway became a recognized project in 1923 and the present route was mapped in 1931 after extensive studies. The highway was formally opened and dedicated on August 12, 1951, "the result of a determined group of men to open a new trade route from the fertile valleys of Central Washington to the industrial and export markets of Southwest Washington."

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