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Chelan

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Chelan is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. The population was 3,890 at the 2010 census. The population was 3,955 at 2013 Estimate from Office of Financial Management. It lies on the southeast tip of Lake Chelan, where the lake flows into the Chelan River.Chelan is part of the Wenatchee−East Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryDuring a period of unrest between settlers and Native Americans in the 1870s, Lt. Colonel Henry Clay Merriam of the United States Army established Camp Chelan at the foot of Lake Chelan to control and safeguard the Indian population on the Moses Columbia Reservation. His family was with him for the 1880 Federal Census. The lake was largely non-accessible because of its sheer cliffs on most sides so a makeshift road was built from the fort to the Columbia River where a courier and mail service from Walla Walla were established. The fort only remained for about a year and was abandoned in October 1880 when the troops relocated to Fort Spokane.
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