Plat maps of Rock Lake City and Lamont, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company
Whitman County (Wash.) -- Maps<br>Rock Lake City Wash.--Maps<br>Lamont Wash.--Maps<br>Ewan Wash.<br>Evans, Willis Anson<br>Snell, Marshall K.<br>Lamont, Daniel<br>Lamont, Thomas W.
1 map: col., 38 x 26 cm.<br>Plat map from the Whitman County cities of Rock Lake City and Lamont. Scale: 400'=1".<br>The settlement at Rock Lake was platted on its southwest side in 1903 by Willis Anson Evans. Evans bought three acres of land, and in three years had encouraged the development of the town so well that it held a two story hotel (the Cliff House), a general store, lumber store, livery stable, post office, school and even a cruise boat business that toured the lake. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul ran its line on a trestle above town.<br> However, in 1911 a lawyer for the railroad--Mr. Marshall K. Snell--bought land from the Ewan family living a few miles beyond and the entire town was moved there. Rock Lake City changed its name to Ewan just one year after this map was published.<br> The town of Lamont is another town located near the eleven small lakes lying west of Rock Lake. It was named after a vice president of the Northern Pacific Railroad--Mr. Daniel Lamont. Other sources claim that the town is named after Thomas W. Lamont of Stanford Oil, but this has never been confirmed. The town began in 1907 and held a post office and was incorporated just one short year later. A new school was erected in 1910, but with the consolidation of the railroad lines and the transfer of a number of resident employees to other job locations, the school consolidated with Sprague in 1960.
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Plat Book of Whitman County Washington Compiled and Published from actual Surveys and the County Records by Anderson Map Company Seattle, Wash 1910
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