The Big Wheel

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 8 September 2009 in Business & Industry.

A drive-by shot of the old Corliss Stream engine used in the process of creating Diamond matches. "Realizing Newport’s importance on the tourist route from Spokane to Sandpoint and the lakes of Northern Idaho, the Chamber of Commerce built a new visitors’ center in 1995 on ground leased from the Pend Oreille County Historical Society. Tourists can receive information as well as visit the indoor and outdoor exhibits including the “Big Wheel,” the Reynolds Corliss steam engine and flywheel from the old Diamond Match Company sawmill at Albeni Falls."