P.O. Box 111
Metalines Falls, WA 99153
The North Pend Oreille Heritage collection contains over 900 photos from the Metalines Community Library History Collection. The collection began as an effort by two ladies to preserve the history of the northern Pend Oreille County area, including the towns of Ione, Metaline, and Metaline Falls, from roughly 1900 through the 1950s and beyond. Winnie LaSota and Margaret McInturff began collecting photos, articles and interviews in the 1950s and continued to do so through the 1980s.
To give the collection a permanent home, LaSota and McInturff began donating the photos to the Metalines Community Library in the late 1970s. The transfer of the whole collection to the Library was completed in the 1990s. The collection was not searchable until 2005, when through another grant, the collection was transferred to new archival albums, and indexed.
Albums included in the collection are:
- Album A: Marie Newman's album consisting of early 1900s photos of the Newman family and others in and around the Metaline Falls area. It also includes some early photos of the Washington Hotel in Metaline Falls and flume construction as well as several athletic team photos.
- Album B: Part of the Art and Gertrude Baker photo collection, which was found in the Pend Oreille Tavern by Herb Kubota and donated to Winnie LaSota for the collection. It includes Baker family photos, with some Metaline Falls area landmark postcards.
- Album C: The Winnie LaSota Album, which includes LaSota family photos, and photos of people from the communities of Ruby, Diamond City, Lost Creek, Tiger, Stevens County, Cusick, Locke, and the Metaline Falls area.
- Album F: Another portion of the Art and Gertrude Baker photo collection. This includes photos of the Metaline Falls area, Box Canyon, Z Canyon, and group photos from various functions.
- Album J: The Maxine Howland Juhl Album, compiled by a former resident of Metaline. This album includes photos of Ione, the Oriole Mine, Metaline Falls, Box Canyon, and the Lehigh Portland Cement plant in Metaline Falls. Also included are a pack train, Sullivan Creek Powerhouse, the flume from Sullivan Lake, the Steamer Metaline, and miscellaneous personal photos.
- Album L: Another album compiled by Winnie LaSota, including photos of sternwheelers and ferries, the American Legion picnic at Salmo and Nelson, B.C., Tiger School photos, and other class photos. There are also Tiger-area photos from around 1925, early Sullivan Lake photos, and the Flanders Station.
- Album M: A portion of the (newspaperman) Oscar Wolf Collection, including personal photos and others from the Metaline Falls News collection (showing the Metaline Falls News office, and the Metaline Falls area). The personal collection includes photos of the Wolf family, including photos from areas outside of Pend Oreille County.
- Album N: An additional portion of the Oscar Wolf Collection, including oversized photos of Z Canyon, the steamboat Metaline, photos of an unnamed mine, and Wolf family photos.
- Album O: Jens Jensen/Pend Oreille Mines and Metals Album collection, donated by Spokane office. Includes photos of the Pend Oreille Mine operation in the 1930s and 1940s. Also includes photos of Jens Jensen, Louis P. Larsen, some local animal photos, and Reeves McDonald mine in Canada.
Rights & Use
Many items from the North Pend Oreille Heritage collection are under protection of copyright. You must contact the Metalines Community Library for permission to use the items in this collection. Whenever possible, the Metalines Community Library provides factual information about copyright owners. However, the nature of historical archival photograph collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine; permission and related fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the Library. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.
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 owner and/or owning institution. The Washington State Library (WSL) does not have authority to grant such permission. Please contact the Metalines Community Library for information regarding such permissions.
- Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. You must contact the Metalines Community Library for permission.
- Credit must be given to the contributing institution (e.g. "photo courtesy of the Pend Oreille County Library District").
- Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the holding institution.
- 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.
Please contact the Metalines Community Library if you have additional information regarding items found in the North Pend Oreille Heritage collection.
About This Site
North Pend Oreille 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.
Pend Oreille County Library District
The Pend Oreille County Library District strives to be the best possible rural library system by providing information in an environment that is conducive to thinking, learning and personal development.