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The Limekilns of Bayview Idaho

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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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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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Oh, garnet it, my hands got dirty

Deep in the dark, dense forests of Northern Idaho, a small clearing marks one of two unique areas in the world where star garnets are found.  This particular species of garnet contains a higher amount of magnesium than other garnets, … Continue reading

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A heart as sharp as an awl

French trappers bestowed the name Coeur d’Alene upon the native Peoples residing in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana.  This particular tribe of Indians were very astute traders.  While the French trappers haggled for a good deal, the Indians … Continue reading

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