Browse Exhibits (17 total)
The development of different forms of transportation and their relation to the economics, eras and crossroads of Stevens County has not entirely ended. There is currently (2011) a debate raging on the need, location and funding for a proposed new airfield near Colville. Nevertheless, it has greatly settled down. At this stage, virtually every road leads to every other road. To recognize the growing amount of historical material that does not fit conveniently into the other crossroads themes, this exhibit contains material from the era of the automobile.
The Crossroads on the Columbia project presents Colonel Jenkins property management, real estate records, and probate attorney correspondence for his estate held by the Chewelah Museum. We also offer three papers by Jon and Marilyn Osgood about Colonel Jenkins: The Civil War Saga of David P. Jenkins, Logansport Attorney, and Reclaimed Honor.
The Oberlin College 1891 Decennial Class History is included in this collection.
The EWGS has written about Emma Rue's daughter, Mabel Rue Frederick, at http://ewgs-spokane.blogspot.com/2010/02/ewgs-presidents-mabel-rue-frederick.html . This includes information about Col Jenkins.
Directories available on Crossroads on the Columbia.
Polk 1911 County Directory
Chewelah Telephone Directories for 1917, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1958 (includes Addy, Blue Creek, and Valley.
County Telephone Directory for 1922
Hunters/Kettle Falls Telephone Directory for 1932
Valley Telephone Directory 1928
Chewelah/Addy Telephone Directory 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937,
Chewelah/Valley Telephone Directory 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1949
Colville & Vicinity Telephone Directory 1944 (includes Northport and Springdale).
Tekoa/Garfield Telephone Directory 1919
The Thomas Brown Family Album is held by the Chewelah Museum. Many individuals in the photographs and tintypes are not identified.
Thomas Brown was born in the Red River area of current Manitoba, Canada in 1825. His parents were Henry and Emma (Slater) Brown, natives of Scotland, who came to the Red River area when they were young. In 1854, Thomas Brown and his wife Jane Mowatt Brown and family came west in the Sinclair Party and ended up in the Colville Valley. Around 1859, the Brown family moved from the Addy area to Chewelah.
Thomas and Jane Brown had six children: Mary, wife of E. G. Thomason; Maggie, wife of C. H. Montgomery; Rebecca, wife of Fred C. Keiling; John, Albert; and Temina.
Thomas Brown died 12 September 1908. Jane Brown died 20 July 1900.
The Chewelah Chapter of the Service Star Legion was formed 20 May 1924. This chapter provided support to patients at the U. S. Hospital at American Lake and Walla Walla in the form of candy, lighter weight comforters, and correspondence and visits. They also worked with the schools to present patriotic programs.
It was part of a national organization formed in Baltimore, Maryland on 10 October 1919. At first it was an amalgamation of eleven patriotic societies which had grown up during WWI including the War Mothers of America. (Per catalog at J. Willard Marriott Library The University of Utah and History of Milwaukee, city and county, Vol 3 by Josiah Seymour Currey)
One of the goals of the organization was to extend to one another, and to our soldiers, sailors, and marines and their families, mutual comfort, sympathy, and aid.
Local area school albums.
Railroad photographs and transaction ledgers.
Pioneers in Stevens County.
Photographs and ledgers involving voting and elections.
Items in the collection related to the military or military service.