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Marcus Wright: The Tie King of North Idaho

By By ROBERT SINGLETARY/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press Robert Singletary Special To The Press| November 13, 2020 1:00 AM Marcus Wright, a native of Kentucky, moved to the village of Spokane…

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The man behind Hamilton House

By By DEBORAH AKERS MITCHELL| October 30, 2020 1:00 AM With all the recent articles about saving the Hamilton House, it is time to learn about the person who built it —…

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Prohibition prognosticator pushes peanut

October 5, 2020 1:00 AM In 1909, Kootenai County citizens voted to outlaw liquor sales and become a “dry” county. The “drys” won by a narrow margin of 164 votes.…

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Cd’A went ‘dry’ ahead of its time

By By RICHARD SHELDON/Museum Of North Idaho| September 11, 2020 12:30 AM First of two parts As the United States entered the 20th century, two important issues came together in a manner…

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Navy recruit torched new civic center

By By ROBERT SINGLETARY/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press| September 4, 2020 1:00 AM In 1935 plans were underway to build a new civic center in the Coeur d’Alene City Park, replacing…

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Treaty Rock and ‘Little Falls’

| September 2, 2020 1:00 AM Saturday’s edition of The Coeur d’Alene Press, Aug. 22, published my short history of Treaty Rock. Mark Weadick raised the question, “… which falls on…

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Treaty Rock: What happened?

| August 22, 2020 1:00 AM No treaty was signed there. No handshake or other customary method of sealing a deal was performed here. So, what’s the big deal? Here is…

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Hazel Cardwell, pioneer educator

By Robert Singletary| August 7, 2020 1:00 AM Hazel Elizabeth Cardwell, pioneer educator and native of Coeur d’Alene, was born on May 2, 1891. As a child, she witnessed the last days…

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Famous local case: The Dollar fraud

By Richard Sheldon| July 24, 2020 1:00 AM On Oct. 29, 1907, The Coeur d’Alene Press announced the United States District Court in Moscow had started the trial of Coeur d’Alene resident…

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TERESA GRAHAM: Grand Dame of North Idaho

By Robert Singletary| July 10, 2020 1:00 AM Teresa Graham was one of the most prominent and influential women in North Idaho during the first half of the 20th Century. She came…

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