Gathering Our Voice

Photo-Drive Project

Republic Photo-drive In 2012, the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship (IRIS) teamed up with the North Central Regional Library to conduct a photo-drive in search of historic photographs for the local history project “Foodways and Byways: The Story of Food in NCW.”  Funded by a grant from the Washington State Library, the project resulted in a collection of photos from Grant, Ferry, Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties that illustrate food harvest, production, and distribution from the 1890s to the 1960s.

View the collection on the Washington State Library’s Rural Heritage Program website: