Other Resources Unique to Ferry County, Washington

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Sherman Pass National Scenic Byway sign While the bulk of Ferry County's appeal is its rugged, natural setting, quite a few other key resources attract people -- both tourists and residents alike -- to the county.

Stonerose Interpretive Center

Located in Republic, it promotes both public and scientific interest of paleoenvironments and geological features in Ferry County and immediate surrounding areas. Of major significance is the presence in the Republic upland lacustrine fossil beds of the earliest known records of the Rosaceae (rose family) and Aceraceae (maple family). Geologic driving forces significantly shook up the biological continuity, leading to the astonishingly rich and diverse biota found in the Republic fossil record. Visitors can see -- and even dig for -- fossils, which help scientists interpret the geological and biological past of the region.

Sherman Pass National Scenic Byway

Named for Civil War General William Sherman, who visited the area in a final trip to the west in 1883, the byway is a 40-mile route that travels through the Colville National Forest and up to Sherman Pass -- the highest pass in Washington that remains open all winter. Along the Byway, people can visit various sites, including an interpretative historical log flume site highlighting the importance of the timber industry, as well as the depression-era Camp Growden Civilian Conservation Corps site.

Antique Car and Truck Museum

Located between Republic and Curlew, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to view numerous antique cars, including a 1925 Howard Cooper (one of four built) and a 1926 Yellow Knight (one of three known to still exist). Also of interest, antique farm machinery and a blacksmith shop.

Eagle Track Raceway

Found a half mile south of Republic, this race track hosts 3/8 mile, dirt-track, stock car racing. Classes include Modified, Street Stock, and Fever Four (Fever-4).

Armitage Herschell Spillman carousel at Ferry County Fairgrounds

Ferry County Airport

Located adjacent to Washington State Road 21, six miles northeast of Republic, the airport sees an average of 3,000 operations annually. It includes a 3,48- feet-long runway and two helipads.

Ferry County Fairgrounds

Found just 3-1/2 miles northeast of Republic on State Road 20, the fairgrounds hosts the annual county fair. It also houses one of only approximately 150 remaining Armitage Herschell Spillman Companies carousels. Manufactured between 1895-1900, it is a portable "country fair" carousel, named for the traveling machines popular during that time. It is the only carousel in North Central Washington, one of only two in Eastern Washington.

Continue reading the story of Ferry County...

  • Natural Resources of Ferry County
  • Cultural and Historical Heritage of Ferry County
  • Railroad and Rail-Trail History of Ferry County
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