Okanogan County

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Subject Guide to Okanogan County
Central Washington University
Special Collections
July 2006
Prepared by Anne Taylor

  • Brown, William C. Early Okanogan History. Okanogan: Okanogan Independent, 1911.
  • Brown, John A. Highland Runners: A Tale of the Okanogans. Wenatchee: North Central Washington Museum, 1997.
  • Devin, Doug. Mazama, the Past 100 Years: Life and Events in the Upper Methow Valley and Early Winters. Seattle: Peanut Butter Publishing, 1997.
  • Fries, U. E. From Copenhagen to Okanogan . Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1951.
  • Glimpses of Pioneer Life: A Series of Biographies, Experiences, and Events Intimately Concerned with the Settlement of Okanogan County. Okanogan: Okanogan Independent, 1924.
  • Harris, Jana. Oh How Can I Keep Singing?: Voices of Pioneer Women of the Okanogan Valley . Princeton: Ontario Review Press, 1993.
  • Helm, Elva, comp. All Roads Lead to Tonasket. Colville: Statesman-Examiner, 1985.
  • An Illustrated History of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan, and Chelan Counties . Spokane: Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904.
  • Johnson, Donald. Legends, Lies, and Half Truths: The True Adventures of a Young Boy Growing Up in the Okanogan Valley…. Wenatchee: Apple Blossom Publishing, 2002.
  • Lindblad, Frank. A Pioneer's Ballad of Days Before the Grand Coulee . n. p.: the author, 1967.
  • Mourning Dove. Tales of the Okanogans. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1976.
  • Portman, Sally. Smiling Country: A History of Methow Valley . Winthrop, WA: Sun Mountain, 1993   
  • Ramsey, Guy Reed. Postmarked Washington : Okanogan County . Omak: Okanogan County Historical Society, 1966.
  • Stouder, Frederick. Okanogan Downtown Design and Improvement Plan. Seattle: Howell, Stouder and Associates, 1981.
  • Trails and Tales of the Early-Day Settlers of North-eastern Okanogan County . Colville: Statesman-Examiner, 1982.
  • Waring, Guy. My Pioneer Past. Boston: B. Humphries, 1936.
  • Widel, Glen and Elizabeth. Okanogan: A Profile. Wenatchee: Wenatchee Bindery, 1973.
  • Wilson, Bruce. Late Frontier: A History of Okanogan County, Washington. Omak: Okanogan County Historical Society, 1990 
  • Yates, H. A. A Pioneer Project, a Story of Courage. Portland: Metropolitan Press, 1968.