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Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012 10:25 am | Updated: 11:03 am, Fri Mar 9, 2012.

Ever wonder what Clarkston might have looked like back in the days when street trolleys roamed its streets?

You can see for yourself in a new digital collection of  historic photographs, postcards and other artifacts from Asotin County and the surrounding area.

The Asotin County Heritage Collection was created by the Asotin County Library and the Asotin County Museum and paid for by a federal grant. The two organizations have been working together since 2009 to get these unique historic materials preserved online where they are available to all. Just a quick glance through the collection is a fascinating trip through time.

Highlights include photos showing the contrast in the river before and after the building of Lower Granite Dam. There's even a map that shows where the images came from topographically.

Anyone with comments or additional information about items in the collection, or people who would like to contribute their own material for digitization, can contact the Asotin County Library or the Asotin County Museum.

You can see the collection at:

The Washington Rural Heritage grant that paid for the collection’s development came from the Washington State Library and was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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