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About This Collection

Lincoln County 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.

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Lincoln County Historical Museum Collection.
This collection is comprised of photographs and documents held within the collections of the Lincoln County Historical Museum in Davenport. Materials were digitized in 2012, with a specific focus on resources documenting Fort Spokane and surrounding communities of northern Lincoln County. Traditionally, the Fort served as a main hub for the movement of goods/services, transportation, economic and cultural interaction with Native Americans. The surrounding communities of Egypt, Lerene, Davenport, and others were shaped dramatically over time by the rise and fall of the Fort.

If you have corrections or additional information regarding items in the collection, please use the digital collection's public comments feature, or contact Washington Rural Heritage staff so the information can be updated.

Rights & Use

Some of the items in the Lincoln County Heritage collection are under protection of copyright. Please contact the Lincoln County Historical Museum or Davenport Public Library to inquire about necessary permissions to use the items in this collection.

By the use of these digital images and texts, 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 authority to grant such permission; please contact the Davenport Public Library.
  • Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. You must 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 Lincoln County Historical Museum.').
  • Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.
  • Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use, or for use by a set of subscribers without written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.

View the Washington Rural Heritage Rights & Use Statement for additional information.

About the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library (DPL) serves the 1,734 residents of the City of Davenport in Lincoln County and the outlying areas within the Davenport School District. In addition to local residents, DPL serves visitors and non-resident patrons.

About the Lincoln County Historical Museum and Davenport Historical Society

The Society was formed in October of 1968. In 1970, the City Council leased 5 lots along Cottonwood Creek (the old Washington Water Power grounds) to the Society. This allowed the hiring of an architect and beginning of actual construction. Funding came from membership dues, donations and a generous gift from George Kloster (a Harrington farmer). With construction and landscaping completed, the Museum was opened and dedicated on July 15, 1972. This was also the first Pioneer Days.

The Museum portrays the evolution of Lincoln County. Starting with Indian artifacts and displays, it looks at what brought people to Lincoln County, the evolution of farming, and the development of life in the area including the impact that railroading had to the area.

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Contributing Institutions

Davenport Public Library

Davenport Public Library

(509) 725-4355

PO Box 1169

505 7th St.

Davenport, WA 99122

Lincoln County Historical Museum

Lincoln County Historical Museum

(509) 725-6711

600 7th St.

Davenport, WA 99122

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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