Malden was once one of the largest and fastest growing communities in the Palouse region. It was the headquarters for the Columbia Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. Malden was relatively unsettled before 1909. That was the year the railroad build a depot and roundhouse. The town continued to grow until the 1920s* when the railroad moved it operations out of Malden.
*In 1928, the population of Malden was 2,500 residents.
Click on the image below to view a few historical photographs of this storied Whitman County town.
University of Washington Press: 2022
His father slapped him, commanding him to tend to his chores. Instead, the 18-year-old marched into the farmhouse where he lived with his parents and siblings, grabbed his father’s rifle, and shot him in the back of the head before turning the weapon on his mother and a community member who had stopped to chat.
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Rob Phillips ’78 Comm.
Latah Books: 2020
A father and son snag a black bear near Chinook Pass during their first hunt of the season and come across human remains—an ear among the animal’s stomach contents. Luke McCain, a Yakima-based Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officer who also just happens to be a WSU alum, is called to the scene along with his trusty sidekick.
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