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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Built as a response to the nation's involvement in World War II, Bowers Field, north of
Ellensburg, Washington, was created using federal taxes designated for the war effort.
After the war, the airport and the surrounding 1,100 acres were deeded to Kittitas County
in 1948 with the understanding that the airport would continue in operation as a public
airport and that revenue from the surrounding property would be used to support it.
The airport has existed in several ownerships first being private/local citizens, US
Government, City of Ellensburg, Port District and finally Kittitas County who is the
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.