Monday, June 18, 2012

Clayton-Deer Park Historical Society

Did you know that there is a thriving historical society in the Clayton-Deer Park area? EWGS member Sharon Clark is the editor of Mortarboard the society's newsletter and the issue I'm holding is #48 so it's been around for a while. Their mission statement reads:  "The Clayton/Deer Park Historical Society is a group of individuals dedicated to the preservation of the history of the area just north of Spokane Washington. The Society collects oral, literary and pictorial history to publish and otherwise make accessible to the public. The C/DP HS meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9:00am at the Clayton Drive-In, located just off Hwy 395 and Railroad Ave."

The lead story in this issue was the "Saga of the Loon Lake Copper Mine," by Peter Coffin (VP of the group). Photos, descriptions (lots of mining information) and names were mentioned in the article. This would be a great resource if your ancestor worked for the Loon Lake Copper Mine in the 1890-1920 era.

Click to visit their website: and visit with Sharon Clark at the next EWGS meeting.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Thanks for this info, Donna. I have added the link to their site to our "Helpful Links for Researching Your Eastern Washington Ancestry" list in the sidebar.