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About the Clear Lake Heritage Collection

About This Collection

Lake House Hotel and Mountain View Grocery, early Clear Lake, Washington, 1890.Lake House Hotel and Mountain View Grocery
Clear Lake, Washington, 1890.

Clear Lake Historical Association Collection.

Clear Lake Heritage is a project of Washington Rural Heritage, a collection of historically significant materials residing in libraries, heritage institutions, and private collections throughout Washington State. The collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts which tell the stories of Washington's small and rural communities.

The materials in this collection were digitized in 2013-2014 by the Clear Lake Historical Association (CLCHA), in collaboration with the Sedro-Woolley Public Library. Clear Lake, Washington—a rural community just south of Sedro-Woolley, Washington—was one of the largest towns in Skagit County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a major hub of the regional logging industry, and was known as the largest inland lumber port in the Pacific Northwest.

Highlights from the collection include:

If you have comments or additional information about any of the items in this collection, or would like to contribute your own material for digitization, please contact the Clear Lake Historical Association.

About the Clear Lake Historical Association

The Clear Lake Historical Association was formed in 1987 by citizens interested in retaining the unique history of the area. Although Clear Lake's railroad and lumber mill are long gone, many memories remain. The Association now owns and maintains the former I.O.O.F. Hall, one of the first buildings built in town around 1892, and a saloon up until it was purchased by the I.O.O.F. in 1910.

Rights & Use

Some items from the Clear Lake Heritage Collection are under protection of copyright. Please contact the Clear Lake Historical Association for permission to use the items in this collection.

By the use of these digital images, texts, audio, and video recordings, users agree to the following:

  • Materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright holder and/or owning institution. The Washington State Library does not have the authority to grant such permission.
  • Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. Please contact the holding institution and/or copyright owner for permission related to other uses.
  • Credit must be given to the contributing institutions (e.g., 'photo courtesy of the Clear Lake Historical Association').
  • Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the holding institution and copyright owner.
  • Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use, or for use by a set of subscribers without prior written permission from the holding institution and copyright owner.

View the Washington Rural Heritage copyright statement for additional information.

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Contributing Institutions

Clearlake Historical Association

Clear Lake Historical Association

P.O. Box 333

Clear Lake, WA 98235

Sedro-Woolley Public Library

Sedro-Woolley Public Library

(360) 855-1166

802 Ball Street

Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

This project is supported with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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