History Blog

Explore these articles to learn more about the unique history of North Idaho.

There’s no sunshine when they’re gone*

By Museum of North Idaho | Mar 5, 2020

By Dick Sheldon| March 5, 2020 1:12 AM One hundred seventy-three went into the Silver Valley’s Sunshine Mine on May 2, 1972. One week later, only 87 of them were alive. The…

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The Hamilton House Moved For The Cut

By Museum of North Idaho | Mar 1, 2020

Written by Deborah Mitchell When the Milwaukee railroad wanted a freight route to the waterfront, they had to purchase the right-of-way across a significant amount of private property, some with…

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Molstead Family History

By Museum of North Idaho | Feb 28, 2020

| February 28, 2020 1:00 AM A short history of a giving family Adolph and Anna Molstead, nee Nilson immigrated from Norway in 1888 and were married in 1890 in Elkhorn,…

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Murder Haunts the Movie Star

By Museum of North Idaho | Feb 24, 2020

John Virgil Turner was born in Mt Pleasant, Tennessee on September 11, 1894, as shown on his WWI Draft Registration.  After his discharge from the Army he settled in Picher,…

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Coeur d’ Alene’s Railway Tunnel

By Museum of North Idaho | Feb 1, 2020

Written By Don Pischner A concrete abutment located just off of the southeast corner of Garden Avenue and Government Way (near the front door of the “Hitching Post”) identifies the…

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From the Board President- January 2020

By Museum of North Idaho | Jan 1, 2020

Written By: Mike Dixon It happened! The J.C. White house has been moved and is resting proudly on its new foundation at the base of Tubbs Hill. This move and…

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Thank You Donors

By Museum of North Idaho | Dec 1, 2019

Building Fund Donations $10,000 and above Steve and Judy Meyers Bud Ford Building Fund Donations $1000 to $9,999 Donald Sausser Julie and Bill Gibbs Building Fund Donations $100 to $999…

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We Moved History

By Museum of North Idaho | Nov 16, 2019

The Museum’s plans for expansion took a huge move forward on November 16, 2019 when the J.C. White House was moved from 8th and Sherman to 8th and Young, south…

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From the Board President- Nov 2019

By Museum of North Idaho | Nov 1, 2019

Written By Mike Dixon We are almost there. In my last report in the Summer issue of this blog, I described the daunting list of issues that had to be…

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The Steamer Seattle

By Museum of North Idaho | Oct 1, 2019

Written By John V. Wood Recently I was asked if I had a steamboat story that could reflect progress on the steamboat book I am writing for the museum, and…

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