The History of Wasco County
Wapinitia Links

 Wapinitia Tales by Florence "Flossie" Woodside

Wapinitia Photos

Wapinitia Hall

Wapinitia Outhouse

Wapinitia Map, c.1915
(With links to old photos)

From the Walters homestead near Wapinitia.


The name Wapinitia (or Wapinita) is a local Indian word which cannot be precisely translated. It has been said to mean:

  • "at the edge of the mountains"
  • "at the edge of the desert"
  • "at the edge of the brush"
  • "between the mountains and the rushing river"
  • "between the mountains and the desert "

Any of these terms would be a correct description.


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