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!

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Mon – Wed 10am – 7:00pm
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Mon, Wed, & Fri 12pm – 5pm

Facemasks are required unless fully vaccinated.  Social distancing and time limits are no longer required.

Laptops are available for in-library use.

Curbside pick-up available at Downtown Library
To request items for pick up, please do one of the following:

  • Log in to your account at and place your holds or
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If emailing or calling to request items, please do so at least 4 hours before you would like to pick them up.

Call when you’re on your way or have arrived in the parking lot so staff can get your items ready for you.

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Pick up your free Activity Kit so you can do the project along with Mary. The kits are in front of the library each weekday while supplies last. Thank you to the Innovia Foundation and ARPA grants for funding the kits.

You’ll find us at   If you can’t watch live, the recorded version is available on Facebook. is now LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you. Self paced tutorials include courses on software and computer skills, web design, computer programming, video editing, project coordinating, business management, job and career paths, marketing, and so much more!

Please note that you need to be a resident of Washington to gain access to LinkedIn Learning.  To set up an account, you will need your library card number and a PIN.  Your PIN is your last name.  Log in to LinkedIn Learning here.   For an introduction to LinkedIn Learning, view the Asotin County Library Academy tutorial here.

If you have previously set up an account with, you should have received an email explaining that any courses you have started are still available to you.

Now Available! Asotin County Open Data!

Are you curious about your community? Become better informed through ACL’s collection of open data. In the current collection, you’ll find information on local restaurant inspection results, emergency service calls, and library usage. The collection continues to grow, so check back often to investigate more about Asotin County! New to open data? Follow the link on the Asotin County Open Data homepage to learn about this highly useful resource.