Azwell was a small community above the Wells Dam on the Columbia River. Imagining what Azwell looks like is not difficult; envision a small town with the American flag waving from flagpoles in front of the mercantile, jack-o-lanterns grinning at you from porch stoops, and people who always raise a hand in greeting. The town of Azwell grew from the business success of Alfred Z. Wells, and his nephew, Alfred Morris. Owners of a hardware store in Wenatchee, they enlarged into the orchard business as a sideline, then discontinued their partnership in 1914. Wells kept the orchard business, Morris the store. Azwell became a company community with homes for several year around families.