On September 3, 1891, Pasco incorporates as a city with a vote of 35 to 20.
Voters had turned down two prior measures for incorporation, but in this third election, the measure passed. Ransom Olney was elected the first mayor.
The Northern Pacific Railroad established Pasco in 1884 at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers. The railroad built a bridge across the Columbia in 1887.
The Pasco city council convened its first meeting on November 3, 1891. In 1900, Pasco had a population of 254.
Walter A. Oberst, Railroads, Reclamation And the River: A History of Pasco (Pasco: Franklin County Historical Society, 1978), 30-31.
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