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, purchased several acres of land, including the Fort Chapel and the post commander’s spacious home. Kerl and his family lived in that house for almost…

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 Coeur d’Alene Press June 1, 2021 1:00 AM The Museum of North Idaho will show movies at three venues this summer. The venues are City Park, at Human Rights Education Institute and Hayden Cinemas (drive-in style). With the 2021 Featured Exhibit Hollywood of the North: North Idaho and the Film Industry, The Museum of North…

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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 was a two-story brick building owned by Ft. Harold J. Sturges. In 1941, Dr. Otto Husted purchased the structure and moved his practice there along with…

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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 Coeur d’Alene. Kyle Walker, who became the manager of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce in 1948, spearheaded the promotion of Coeur d’ Alene as a…

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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 West Point in 1850. He ended his career in 1893 after serving 10 years as the commander of the 4th Infantry at Fort Sherman, Idaho. …

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By CRAIG NORTHRUPStaff Writer, CDA Press | May 10, 2021 1:09 AM The Museum of North Idaho has announced the J.C. White House will hold its first in-person event since moving from its original Sherman Avenue location in November of 2019. James Supp, an appraiser for Coronado Trading Company, will come to the J.C. White House — the…

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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. Earl organized the Coeur d’Alene Lakeside Development Company and began meeting with city officials about leasing land for his amusement park near the new Civic Center in…

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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 was one of many steamboats that was owned and operated by J.C. White and his navigation company, the Red Collar Line. White started his steamboat business…

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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 the Atlas Tie Company in 1909, which was located about three miles west of Coeur d’Alene on the Spokane River. Wright was the first in the…

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Coeur d’Alene Press FAST FIVE | April 24, 2021 1:00 AM Meet Britt Thurman, executive director of the Museum of North Idaho. Britt grew up in Coeur d’Alene, but moved away a few years back to get her master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Kansas. Since then, she’s worked at various museums across…

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