This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

A large forest fire near Camp 19 of B.F. Lumber Co. has been reported under control but still dangerous because of the strong winds. It is reported to have burned about 200,000 feet of logs worth more than $5000.

Town Marshall Worley went to the Mountain View Hotel last Tuesday demanding from Richard Cowden the whereabouts of the liquor in the place. At first Mr. Cowden denied having any but finally gave Worley 6 pint bottles from a small grip. Mr. Worley felt certain there was more booze and went back, threatening to tear down the walls until he found it, whereupon Cowden lifted out a board in one of the walls and handed over 18 more pints.

Sheriff Dunning and Deputy Bangs were called to Meadow Creek to investigate the bringing in of some beer. They secured 6 quart bottles from 2 men giving their names as George Miller and Walter McKaig. They were not arrested because Sheriff Dunning was not sure the bottles contained intoxicants. But after testing, an arrest warrant was issued but when they returned to Meadow Creek the men could not be found.

50 Years Ago

Freddie’s Café, formerly Don’s Café, is having a grand opening on Friday following remodeling changes. The rear portion of the café has been converted from the cocktail lounge to part of the café. The space that used to be Marie’s Dress Shop will now be the cocktail lounge.

A 24 year old Canadian was killed when his car left the road 2 miles south of Porthill. This raises the State’s death total to 123 for the year.

Floyd Bond, traffic recorder for the highway department, reports that one morning between 7 and 8 am, 38 persons used crosswalks while 41 jay walked. On another morning, between 8 and 9 am, 64 persons used the crosswalks and 73 jay walked. There were also 2 illegal U turns on Main Street and 4 motorists ran the red light.

15 Years Ago

Travis Hinthorn is named the girls basketball coach.

A fact-finding mission could help fund water projects.

Voter misconduct has been charged at the polls.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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