And each party of contractors has one or more mills or timbered chutes through which the rich ore is conveyed to the level below and loaded in cars.
These winzes serve for ventilation, for the passage of the workmen, and for chutes through which the ore is dumped to the level below.
Though there were a few mission stations in the eastern part of the present state of Washington (see Whitman, Marcus), the first permanent American settlement north of the Columbia was made in 1845 on the Des Chutes river, at the head of Puget Sound at the present Tumwater.
OLYMPIA, the capital of the state of Washington, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Thurston county, on the Des Chutes river and Budd's Inlet, at the head of Puget Sound, about 50 m.
Of Olympia, are the Tumwater Falls of the Des Chutes, which provide good water power.
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