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Welcome to the official Newman Lake Website!

Newman Lake is located in Washington State 21 total miles East of Downtown Spokane just 5 miles North of Interstate 90 on the way to Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.  Nine miles of shoreline wooded with pines and fir trees make Newman Lake an ideal area for family homes both summer and year-round.  Early inhabitants of the area were Indians who roamed the lake and hillsides for berries and game.  William Newman, after whom the lake was named, was from England.  He sailed from Liverpool to New York City in 1858 and there he joined the US Army for 5 years and was sent out to the Washington Territory with the 9th US Infantry.  William Newman was selected as one of a 25 man escort for the Boundary Commission where he first saw the lake.

Newman married Elizabeth Barnaby, one of the three daughters of Joseph Barnaby and Isabelle Boucher.  Isabelle's mother, was named Josephte Kanhopitsa who was of Colville Indian descent.   Newman farmed an area bordering the lake and with his wife raised nine children.  He died in 1887 at the age of 49.  Just after 1880, the white man began homesteading in the area.

This website that is dedicated to all of us who enjoy living near and on Newman Lake Washington.  We are currently obtaining information to publish and hope to add some great things here, like our lakes history, resources, public information, and photos.  Please contact us if you have anything that you would like to see published.  Thank you.

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Newman Lake in 1914

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Cellular Phone Coverage and EDGE Data comes To Newman Lake!

Cingular Wireless, now AT&T Mobility, turned on a new cell site to cover the lake and surrounding areas.  The site also has enhanced E911 coverage which means that when emergency calls are made on a cell phone by calling 911, the calls are routed to Spokane County.  Fairly accurate location information can be retrieved to help authorities locate those callers in emergencies says an AT&T spokesman. 

In addition, the site transmits EDGE data service so you can access the internet. EDGE is a third-generation, high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology. It's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services including video and music clips, full picture & video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the move.  The Cingular EDGE network is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and in areas along 40,000 miles of highways. It provides average data speeds between 75-135Kbps. In Q4 of 2007, the Spokane area will be served with the super high speed 3G network which uses HSDPA/UMTS technology (High Speed Downlink Packet Access/Universal Mobile Telephone System), which makes it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless services.

A coverage map of the site is illustrated below.    

Green, is the strongest signal.  Followed by Yellow and Red. Grey is marginal coverage.



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