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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY'S KETTLE FALLS BRANCH

The Great Northern Railway’s Kettle Falls Branch – Spokane to Chewelah book
 is a 166-page 8
˝” x 11” portrait format softcover book containing over 235 B&W,
50 maps, a comprehensive bibliography, employee interviews, reference section and index.

One customer lamented, "We have a DVD of your book with this info in it that
 you had provided to the Chewelah Museum about 10 years ago. We are trying
 to find a computer with a DVD player to open your book on DVD. We found
a computer but need a cord. Our current laptops don't have DVD capabilities.
We still are extremely interested in purchasing the book in book form.”

The wait is over! First released in 2010, the first edition of this book was available
 only in a DVD book landscape format, it was inconvenient for research; this
2021 edition has been reformatted into a portrait size softcover book. Despite
the ten years since first released, history has not altered, but current rail operations
may have changed since the year 2009 - in fact, those operations are now considered “history."

This 100-mile rail line ran north from Spokane first built to the Columbia River
at Marcus to tap into the lucrative mining districts near the Washington/British Columbia borders.
Through time and circumstance, the terminus at Marcus was changed to Kettle Falls
where two separate rail lines left basically east and west of Kettle Falls to Nelson
 and Grand Forks, British Columbia. As the northeastern Washington area grew
 in population, so did the diversity of commodities change.

Mining still played a key role in traffic shipments, but they also started to include
 many non-precious minerals which to this day are the backbone of freight business.
Not to be forgotten, as with anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, timber is a major player -
as on the Kettle Falls line in the past and today. Not so well known was the booming
tourist business that in the early part of the twentieth Century drew Spokane residents
 to Loon Lake. All these aspects of the Kettle Falls Branch will be covered in this publication.     

Find out on page 54  “Who Stole Denison?”

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               BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE PAGES

Chapter One    Introduction                
Chapter Two    D.C. and Beginnings                   
Chapter Three   "The Grandest Thing Made by the Hand of Man"
Great Northern Mileposts               
Hillyard to Dean                
Dean to Deer Park                                  
Deer Park to Loon Lake                           
Loon Lake to Springdale                                        
Springdale to Chewelah
Afterword              

JUST RELEASED - FEBRUARY 10, 2021!

 

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