Asotin County Heritage Collection Scavenger Hunt

Sternwheeler Mountaingem, 50 miles above Asotin, 1912
Sternwheeler Mountaingem, 50 miles above Asotin, 1912

Explore the history of our area by doing the Asotin County Heritage Online Scavenger Hunt.  This extensive collection contains photos and documents dating back to the late 1800s.  Learn how Asotin County became a fertile fruit-growing area by looking at the collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis and reading the Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company booklet that documents how water was piped from Asotin Creek to provide irrigation. The irrigation system played a major role in the development of our county.

 

 

Pancake crew at the Cowboy Breakfast 1957
Pancake crew at the Cowboy Breakfast 1957

Follow the growth of the Asotin Country Fair (yes, it was ‘Country’ in the early days), beginning with the inaugural event in 1940.   The collection is growing – more photos and articles about the Fair are being added!

 

 

 

 

 

Horse-drawn ice cream truck, 1927
Horse-drawn ice cream truck, 1927

These are just a few of the topics in the collection – start exploring today! As you look through it, you’ll see familiar names and buildings as well as photos and references to long-gone people and places.

Thank you to the community for loaning items for the enjoyment of all!