Museum Musings: Origins of the County Fair By: Gini Woodward One of the oldest county events is replaying this week, the Boundary County Fair. True to the tradition, it is “Where We Gather,” and have for nearly one hundred
The story of the Tilly Mine is a favorite with the locals of Boundary County. Bernt William Tilly born May 24, 1906 in Farstorp, Sweden, had three brothers and three sisters. While his siblings, all married with children, remained in
by Howard Kent In 1897 when parties of surveyors were observed in the area, rumors of another railroad began to circulate. The rumors became fact the following year. The Kootenai Valley Railroad, a subsidiary of the Great Northern Railroad, connected
Mesdames Kinnear and Bishop Entertain Pioneers About twenty-five ladies whose residence in Bonners Ferry began between 1877 and 1897 were entertained at an “old time party” Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. L. Kinnear. Mrs. T. A. Bishop
“My parents, Odes B. and Sadie Jantz Unruh, came to Bonners Ferry in 1936 when I, their eldest son, Lawrence , was twelve years old, exchanging the nightmare of dust clouds on the horizon for the quiet, unmoving outline of
One of the commodities transported by the railroads from Boundary County over the years is timber products. In earlier years, logging camps were common. “Huge stands of virgin timber in Boundary County have provided jobs for many men throughout the
John Francis Cook III, an African American, attended Howard University a private, historically black university in Washington, D.C. obtaining a degree in Pharmacology in 1888. In 1892, J.F. Cook arrived in Bonners Ferry on the Great Northern Railway. He quickly
Recalls Early Days Stiles, Idaho, Oct. 22nd, 1908. My Dear Taylor; — My campaigning brought me to this bustling mountain town. One of the men to call on me was Captain Wooden one of the earliest settlers of Bonners Ferry.
This photo was shared with me from Melinda Brinkman. She wanted the history of the building, so here are the facts from Howard Kent. The ground level building with basement was built in the spring of 1916, for the
“In 1918, the A. C. White Lumber Co. established Camp 3, a large and very modern logging camp at a junction in their Camp 9 railroad. The location was the Cliff O’Malley place, across Highway 95 from the present H.