Just off Hwy 261
The village of Starbuck is an old railroad junction town, and for me it was mostly just a soda stop along the way to Palouse State Park, about 10 miles to the north. But I like to stop and wander around arbitrarily selected small towns, and Starbuck fit the bill.
I tried to find something historically interesting about the town, but the only thing I turned up was that Chief Kamiakin, leader of the Yakama, Palouse and Klickitat, was born nearby - almost a century before Starbuck was established. He eventually signed the treaty that established the Yakima Reservation.
Downtown Starbuck (M08A0406)
Starbuck Jail (M08A0409)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Palouse Falls State Park, Washtucna, Washington
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla, Washington
- Metal Art, Pataha, Washington