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The main industry here is obvious—stacks of apple boxes stand outside packing sheds and storage warehouses that line the railroad tracks. The community was first called Browns Flats when it was founded in the late 1880s. The present name was adopted in 1902 to commemorate the Civil War-era ironclad.
The Wenatchee River above Monitor is one of Washington's most popular white-water rafting stretches. Most outfitter trips start near Leavenworth and end at Wenatchee River County Park , just downstream from Monitor. The season begins in May and extends into September; the river is at its highest and therefore most exciting in late spring.


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