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Randle, Washington, USA - Cowlitz River Canyon

Randle is an unincorporated community in extreme eastern Lewis County, Washington, United States. Randle is located on U.S. Route 12 and is notable as the northeastern access point to the Mount St. Helens Windy Ridge viewpoint, by way of forest service roads that cut through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Randle is located right next to the Cowlitz River and is about four miles north of the Cispus River, a tributary of the Cowlitz. The rural area surrounding Randle is known locally as the "Big Bottom Valley," which is reflective of the fact that the valley floor in which the Cowlitz River winds westward through Randle is "big"—flat, fertile land that is at places more than 3 miles wide.

William Joerk explored in the area around 1882. Randle was first settled in 1886 by James L. Randle. The townsite was founded in 1902.


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Randle Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Cowlitz River Canyon
Randle, Washington, USA

Cowlitz River Canyon
Penberthy's Store & Hotel
Randle, Washington, USA

Penberthy's Store & Hotel
K's Drive Inn Cafe
Randle, Washington, USA

K's Drive Inn Cafe

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Randle was first settled in 1886 by James L. Randle.
1949 - Vacation Continues
Morton (AP)- Students at Randle, in Eastern Lewis County, were still on vacation after destruction of their school by fire last week.
Utilization of the Packwood grade school and vacant buildings in Randle was under considerations by the school board, but no decision had been reached. A proposal to secure war surplus Quonset huts was rejected as too expensive.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Walla Walla, Washington
September 12, 1949
In 1952, The White Pass High School was built in Randle.
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Randle:
Gifford Pinchot National Forest: Randle is located on the doorstep of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, a massive and picturesque forest that offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities. You can hike, camp, fish, and explore the forest's many trails and scenic spots. Be sure to visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument within the forest for an unforgettable experience.

White Pass Scenic Byway: Take a scenic drive on the White Pass Scenic Byway. This route offers breathtaking views of the Cascade Range and is especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves change colors. There are also several pullouts for photos and picnics along the way.

Taidnapam Park: Located on the shores of Riffe Lake, Taidnapam Park is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, and boating. You can rent paddleboats or kayaks and enjoy the peaceful waters surrounded by lush greenery. There are also several hiking trails in the area.

Fishing: Randle is known for its excellent fishing...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Randle, Washington, USA

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male ancestorJohn Wesley SCALF (22 March 1872, , Kentucky, USA - 4 October 1962, Randle, Washington, USA)
photo of Mart MULLINSMart MULLINS (March 17, 1889, Charleston, West Virginia, USA - July 1, 1976, Randle, Washington, USA)
photo of James Lindsey BOWENJames Lindsey BOWEN (January 2, 1916, Johnson, Kentucky, USA - 1965, Randle, Washington, USA)
male ancestorJohn MULLINS (9 February 1919, Onalaska, Washington, USA - 8 December 2012, Randle, Washington, USA)
female ancestorHazel SCALF (9 May 1926, Randle, Washington, USA - 11 March 2008, Randle, Washington, USA)
male ancestorJohnny Edwards MULLINS (april 21, 1943, Randle, Washington, USA - 2010, Packwood, Washington, USA)

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