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  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    1 years ago J. C. Michaelson of Odessa received a number of cuts about the face and arms Sunday evening when a Ford car driven by AL Brooks of Odessa ran into an eastbound Central Washington freight train where the railroad tracks crosses the railroad tracks in Davenport. The Irby Warehouse & Elevator Co. elevator at Irby, together with 10,000 bushels of wheat was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The flames are believed to have originated from a Great Northern freight train locomotive. The wheat is estimated as being worth...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    1 years ago Henry Schafer, an Edwall man, who is suspected of being the firebug that set three fires at Edwall during the past six weeks, was given an insanity hearing in the Superior court and was committed to the Medical Lake hospital for the insane. Marion Johnson, age 87, of Davenport passed away at his home. Mr. Johnson was born in Pennsylvania and served with the Union army during the civil war. He came to Lincoln county about 41 years ago and served as a soldier at Ft. Spokane. A fire completely destroyed 2 barns...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    1 years ago A Pioneer picnic at Crab Creek was planned. In addition to nightly dances there were ball games, concerts, foot races and horse races. Halverson Mill on Lake Roosevelt north of Creston was destroyed by fire. All lumber and an auto truck was destroyed. The new city water tank on Bungalow Ridge was completed. This new tank had a 150,000-gallon capacity while the old tank held 60,000 gallons. The cost of construction was $10,100. 75 years ago Davenport’s Memorial Hall construction began. Funding for the project w...

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