“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
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
“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.
Minerva Lovena Smith Fry Minerva Lovena Smith was born in Iowa on January 5, 1849 to Fredrick and Nancy Smith. The family left their home in April 1852, with dreams of a new life, and began the trek on the
Chief Narcisse Isadore, born in 1882, was a great grandson of Chief Three Moon. Narcisse’s tribe, the Lower Kutenai, called home: “the horseshoe bend of the Kootenai River…the land I inherited from my ancestors situated on both banks of the
Here is a picture of the Bonners Ferry Cubs Pack 114 Hill Billy Band. After we shared this in the Bonners Ferry Herald, Sept 14th 2017, Vivian Irwin was able to identify almost everyone in the picture for us. Second
Today’s Tale – KHQ Radio Appearance of Bonners Ferry Mayor Fry Doing research, I found an article from the March 16, 1933 BF Herald. “In the splendid half hour radio address delivered over Station KHQ in Spokane on Sunday, March
1864 -2014 by Howard Kent Historian, Boundary County Museum Did you know that on December 22, 2014, the Ferry at Bonners Ferry will be 150 years old? Following is a brief history how the event came about. In 1863, gold