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10 Amazing And Awesome Facts About Reardan, Washington, United States

Reardan is a town in Lincoln County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 amazing and awesome facts about Reardan, Washington, United States.

1. The population was 571 at the 2010 census.

2. Founded in 1882 and platted in 1889, Reardan was named for Central Washington Railroad engineer C.F. Reardan.

3. Reardan was incorporated on April 14, 1903.

4. The town is home to the elementary/middle/high school serving the Reardan-Edwall School District, covering over 360 square miles (930 km2) in Lincoln and Spokane counties.

5. The slough north of town, known as Audubon Lake, is well known among birders as a busy stop on the Pacific Flyway and features public facilities for viewers. A Hutterite colony settled in the area in 1961.

6. Mule Days has been celebrated on the first Saturday in June for over 50, featuring a Kiddie Parade, Main Parade, entertainment and games for kids at the park, three on three basketball in front of the high school, food and craft fair at the park, Community BBQ pork luncheon, Beer Garden, and Mule Days Dance.

7. Reardan is located at 47°40′9″N 117°52′42″W (47.669057, -117.878471).

8. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), of which, 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

9. Famous Indigenous American writer Sherman Alexie attended Reardan High School, which is featured in a few of his stories and in his 2007 novel for young adults, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

10. World War II Medal of Honor recipient PFC Joe E. Mann was born July 8, 1922 in Reardan and was killed in action, September 19, 1944 in Best, Netherlands. He was a soldier assigned to the 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Division.

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