Our greatgrandparents emigrated from the Volga River Valley in Russia and were descendants of Germans traded into Russia by Catherine the Great. In Russia they were promised and given land to farm. As the generations passed, the land was divided, the political climate became unstable, hardships were endured, and change was inevitable. They moved to America.
Approached by a former civil war general who was recruiting for the railroad, the Volga-German farmers were enlisted to settle the Palouse country in southeastern Washington. The railroads, which spider-webbed their lines across the country, acquired free parcels of land. As part of the business plan for hauling cargo of wheat by rail, our ancestors were recruited with the offer of inexpensive farm land. The prospect of farming wheat in a land of rich, fertile soil was an inviting opportunity. As the generations passed the land was divided, the world evolved, and change was inevitable.
eureka software evolved from our family farm business. Over the years, our interest in multimedia communications stemmed from our knowledge, insights, and natural curiosity about the budding technology industry. When the right time came, we reseeded our fields back into native grasses and put them to rest. We founded eureka software, inc. Now we cultivate the field of multimedia communications.
Living, conserving, and working on Eureka Farm has instilled in us self-reliance, integrity, a creative sense of wonder, and a healthy sense of adventure about the earth and the people on it.