“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Spokane in Lincoln County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)

Fort Spokane

Fort Spokane Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, September 13, 2016
1. Fort Spokane Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1880 as Camp Spokane, this U. S. Army post insured relative peace between nearby Indian reservations and the increasing number of settlers to the south. The post was transferred to the Indian Bureau in 1899 and for the next 30 years it served as an Indian boarding school, tuberculosis sanatorium, and hospital.

Time has reduced most of the original 45 buildings to silent foundations.

One of the survivors is the brick guardhouse, now the Visitor Center, which we encourage you to visit before walking the Sentinel Trail.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 47° 54.187′ N, 118° 18.536′ W. Marker is in Fort Spokane, Washington, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Washington Route 25, 0.1 miles north of Miles Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is by parking lot for the Fort Spokane Visitor Center and Museum in Lake Roosevelt National
Fort Spokane image. Click for full size.
Unknown via University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections UW10960 (public domain), circa 1895
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Recreational Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davenport WA 99122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Fort Spokane (a few steps from this marker); Fort Spokane History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Mar. 27, 2023