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Civil War and WWI documents recovered

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of 21 Civil War and World War I-era photographs and letters.  (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of 21 Civil War and World War I-era photographs and letters. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owners of 21 Civil War and World War I-era documents recovered during a recent investigation.

Deputy Craig Chamberlin said the documents include photographs and letters dated as early as 1863.

He said it wasn’t clear where the documents turned up, but said law enforcement believes they were stolen and the owner may not be aware they are missing.

“These are obviously probably pretty sentimental or valuable to somebody, whoever owned them,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Blashill at (509) 477-3181. The rightful owner of the documents will be asked to provide some type of proof of ownership.



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