Category Archives: history

March is Archaeology and Heritage Month in Arizona

Petroglyphs, a cryptic language of an ancient people, or clandestine religious symbols known only to the local shaman?  Or, perhaps just a mark etched on a rock for posterity, similar to writing a note or a letter to a loved … Continue reading

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The Limekilns of Bayview Idaho

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A troubled bridge over water

From it’s humble beginnings as a settlement on the east side of Sand Creek, Pend Oreille outgrew it’s name shortly after the Northern Pacific Railroad built a connection between Montana and what is now called Sandpoint, Idaho. However, Sandpoint developed … Continue reading

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Sandpoint, Idaho: a community nestled along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille

The pacific beauty of northern Idaho with it’s many sapphire blue lakes and densely forested mountains can hardly be thought of as a stronghold for national terrorist organizations.  The Aryan Nations congregated in the area of Hayden Lake and Coeur … Continue reading

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Lake Pend Oreille: a remnant of the Ice Age

Two thousand feet of ice moving by inches a day between the Cabinet and Bitterroot Mountains, creaked and cracked, as the Pleistocene ice sheet scoured the earth southward from Canada into what is now Northern Idaho.  Scientists presume that the … Continue reading

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Popcorn from the pond

Rumor has it that Native American people roasted the starchy roots of this particular species of water-lily, peeled them, and ate them in a stew-like soup.  If not roasted or boiled, they ground them into flour.   However, Nuphar polysepalym grows … Continue reading

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Harrison, Idaho: population 280

Harrison Idaho, the namesake of President Benjamin Harrison, once laid claim to “the largest city on Lake Coeur d’Alene” until 1917, when a fire at the Grant Lumber Company spread, and devoured a major section of the business community.  Despite … Continue reading

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