Bolster, Washington

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Bolster is a ghost town in Okanogan County, Washington, USA. In 1899, the town was platted by J.S. McBride, who named it for the Spokane financier Herman Bolster.[1] He sold lots in the new town and at one time there were several stores, a post office and three saloons. The small town of some thirty families traded with Chesaw, each calling the other a 'suburb'. The newspaper could not make any money, and eventually went out of business. In 1909, the post office closed.[2] There was a school there in 1910, but it only operated that year.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  2. ^ http://www.u-s-history.com/wa/b/bolster.htm
  3. ^ Weis, Norman D. (1971). Ghost Towns of the Northwest. Caxton Press. ISBN 9780870043581. 

Coordinates: 48°58′21″N 119°02′20″W / 48.97250°N 119.03889°W / 48.97250; -119.03889