The Museum of North Idaho would like to thank the Women’s Gift Alliance of Coeur d’Alene for the $5,000 donation to help build the iconic wrap around porch for the J.C. White house. A donation of $5,000 is all it takes to make the Donor Wall inside the historic J.C. White house. Help us reach…

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By CRAIG NORTHRUPStaff Writer | July 17, 2020 1:08 AM Yuditskys donate $100,000 The sun was shining down along McEuen Park Thursday afternoon as Dorothy Dahlgren admired the width and breadth of the J.C. White House a few feet from where she stood. “This is a very special day,” the director of the Museum of North Idaho admitted.…

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By Madison Hardy| June 17, 2020 1:13 AM Historical tours begin today Fall in love with Coeur d’Alene all over again this summer on a Museum of North Idaho walking tour. With two fun-filled routes around Old Fort Sherman and downtown Coeur d’Alene, families and large groups can learn about the city origins, gold miners, fur traders,…

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BILL BULEY/Press| June 6, 2020 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — After a two-month delay due to coronavirus restrictions, the Museum of North Idaho opened for the season Tuesday. “With everything going on in the world today we’re very pleased to have a little normalcy in our community with the museum opening,” said director Dorothy Dahlgren. The…

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By Julie Gibbs| June 5, 2020 1:00 AM A close look at the three-story building dominating the southwest corner of Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street reveals two clues to its history. The words “City Hall” appear above the elaborate arched entry and the inscription, “Erected 1908” is chiseled on the cornerstone. Between 1900-1910, Coeur d’Alene’s population and…

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By Robert Singletary| April 24, 2020 1:00 AM William Dollar, a native of Ottawa, Canada, was one of the first experienced timber agents to take advantage of the timber boom that was occurring in northern Idaho during the early 1900s. He arrived in Coeur d’Alene in 1899 and immediately began purchasing timberland for the Robbins Timber Company…

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By Dick Sheldon| March 20, 2020 1:00 AM In 1859, 1st Lt. John Mullan Jr. engineered and built a road (trail) from Fort Benton, Mont., to Walla Walla, Wash., passing nearby the current location of Coeur d’Alene. Three years later, with the help of 200 soldiers and civilians, the 611-mile trail was completed. The lieutenant became Capt.…

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