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A view of some riverfront homes in Ruby.

Ruby is a small unincorporated community in Pend Oreille County, Washington. It is northwest of Newport and sits at a bend of the Pend Oreille River. Jared is to the south and Blueslide to the north.

It is an all residential community with a church. Highway 20 and a rail line runs through the town. A public boat launch can be found at the south end of town.

HistoryEdit

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Ruby in the early 1900s.

At one time, Ruby had a ferry crossing the Pend Oreille River to the eastern shore. The ferry ran by cable connected on both sides of the river which was connected to a tower and pulled by the current. Loading shoots are still seen along the Pend Oreille River in towns such as; IoneTigerBlueslide. Also during the peak of development in the 1910s to the 1920s, Ruby had a general store and a gun club.

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