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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

End of the trail

John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders complete annual cross-state trek


Roger Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

Two of the John Wayne wagons ride the dusty trail between Malden and Tekoa on Saturday, June 3.

MALDEN – After more than two weeks on the trail, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association completed its 45th 200-mile, cross-state trek Saturday, June 3.

The riders hopped on their wagons and horses in Easton on Thursday, May 18.

Since, they've traversed Kittitas, Grant, Kittitas and Whitman counties on what the state calls the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.

Locals along the way have a different name for it – through Adams, Southern Spokane and Whitman counties, its known as the John Wayne Trail.

Wagons and horses made stops here near Othello, in Lind, Ralston and Re...

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