Reach Stories

A project by Reach Foundation

Stories of The REACH allows you to extend your exploration of the natural and human history of the region, its communities, and cultures, beyond the exhibits at The REACH. If you haven't yet experienced The REACH in person, come in and check it out!

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The U.S. government’s top-secret efforts to develop the atomic bomb during World War II—the “Manhattan Project”—attracted tens of thousands of workers to Hanford between 1943 and 1945. Of…

Salmon. How could one fish be asked to do so much?

Before the arrival of European Americans, salmon provided sustenance for Native American communities throughout the Columbia River watershed.…

In 1939, physicists Leó Silárd and Albert Einstein warned American president Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing a weapon of unprecedented destructive power. This new bomb would…

If you’ve spent any time driving between Pasco and Kennewick, you’ve probably wondered “what’s the deal with that huge mansion next to the Blue Bridge?”

The “Moore Mansion” or “The…