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In case you wondered, sex sells

April 16, 2021

| April 16, 2021 1:00 AM D.F. “Dave” Oliveria at CDA Press Dr. Heather Branstetter didn’t plan to write a book about the notorious sex trade of Wallace, her hometown. It was to be part of a larger project that included the labor wars and gambling…

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Museum hoping for blockbuster

April 1, 2021

By BILL BULEYStaff Writer | April 1, 2021 1:06 AM COEUR d’ALENE — They’re rolling out the red carpet treatment at the Museum of North Idaho. This season’s featured exhibit, “Hollywood of the North: North Idaho and the Film Industry,” opens today. Museum Director Britt Thurman has high…

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‘Hollywood’ comes to North Idaho

March 24, 2021

 March 24, 2021 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — The Museum of North Idaho opens April 1 with a new exhibit. “Step onto the red carpet and back in time with a sensory experience through Coeur d’Alene’s earliest movie palaces as you tour the Museum of…

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Vintage Voices: Seniors and Seniors

March 7, 2021

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Press| March 7, 2021 1:00 AM This is a fascinating time to be a public historian. The eldest members of our society have witnessed our world go from an analog to a digital existence. During this time, the email replaced the…

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What about Bob?

March 3, 2021

By BILL BULEYStaff Writer, Coeur d’Alene Press | March 3, 2021 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — Robert Singletary knows Kootenai County’s history perhaps better than anyone. Even he thinks so. When asked if anyone knows this area’s history as well as he does, Singletary smiles and pauses before…

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Vintage Voices: Eugene’s Story

February 21, 2021

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Press| February 21, 2021 1:10 AM Have you ever heard of Eugene Settle? He was a proud North Idaho resident and an early transplant to this region. He moved to Moscow in 1899 when he was five years old with his…

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Museum seeks exhibit items

February 10, 2021

| February 10, 2021 1:00 AM The Museum of North Idaho is seeking items for its 2021 featured exhibit, “Hollywood of the North.” It is particularly interested in objects relating to the Dream Theater, Wilma Theater (especially interior photographs and artifacts), and Nell Shipman Studios. MNI…

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Next Museum of North Idaho Podcast Celebrates Local Entrepreneurs

January 24, 2021

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press| January 24, 2021 1:10 AM Well, folks, it finally happened. I reached the age where my conversations with others are filled with references to buildings around town by noting what businesses USED to be there. It feels like…

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Tree removed from Fort Sherman Chapel

January 15, 2021

By BILL BULEYStaff Writer, Coeur d’Alene Press | January 15, 2021 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — When Britt Thurman was told a large tree fell on Fort Sherman Chapel during Wednesday’s windstorm, she didn’t want to believe it. She wanted Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church, built in 1880 by…

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Tree falls onto Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church: ‘We can’t even get the doors to open’

January 14, 2021

By Greg Mason, Spokesman Review  High winds buffeting the area Wednesday caused a tree to fall onto Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church, resulting in apparent roof and structural damage, according to the Museum of North Idaho. The Fort Sherman Chapel in Coeur d’Alene was likely struck…

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