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The Buildings of Fort Sherman

By Robert Singletary Special to the Nickel’s Worth In 1905, the land and buildings of Fort Sherman were sold at public auction. Two Spokane businessmen, Thomas Kerl and David Ham,…

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Coeur d’Alene’s First (modern) Hospital

By Robert Singletary special to the Nickel’s Worth The first modern hospital in Coeur d’Alene was constructed at 412 Lakeside Avenue in the early 1930s.  The Lake City Hospital and Medical Center…

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Mr. Coeur d’Alene

By Robert Singletary, Special to the Nickel’s Worth As new and improved highways began to develop in northern Idaho during the 1950s and 1960s, there was a revival of tourism, especially in…

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William P. Carlin, noted Civil War General, ends his career at Fort Sherman

By Robert SingletarySpecial to the Coeur d’Alene PressGeneral William Passmore Carlin was a career soldier, who began his career with the 6tth US Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minn., soon after graduating from…

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Playland Pier

By ROBERT SINGLETARY, Special to the Press In the fall of 1940, Earl Somers and his wife Byrd, moved to Coeur d’Alene with the idea of building an amusement park.…

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History of The Flyer

By Robert Singletary, Special to the Nickel’s Worth On October 11, 1906, boat builder P.W. Johnson launched the Flyer, one of the most popular steamboats on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The Flyer…

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Atlas Mill History

By Robert Singletary, Special for the Nickel’s Worth In 1881, Marcus Wright came to Idaho Territory and helped create the town of Rathdrum and organize Kootenai County. He also established…

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A ‘Rest Camp’ for victims of the epidemic

by Deborah Akers Mitchell So dire was the need for nurses during the Spanish flu epidemic that the Coeur d’Alene Press sent an SOS throughout the city: “All women, preferably…

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The Mullan Tree

By Robert Singletary, Special to the Nickel’s Worth This coming July 4th, 2021, will be exactly 160 years ago when John Mullan’s road construction crew stopped work to celebrate Independence…

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Buroker-Hicks

By Robert Singletary Special to the Nickel’s Worth Coeur d’Alene had an important role in the training of pilots during World War II. In 1942, the Buroker-Hicks Flying Service leased…

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