This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The drinking fountain has arrived and will be installed at the time concrete paving is laid. The fountain is a Murdock bubble fountain with a foot operating pedal and is both handsome and substantial. It will be placed near the corner of Main and Bonner St. near the post office.

J.C. Broad, contractor form Spokane, has begun tearing up the wooden sidewalks on the west side of Main St. in preparation for the paving set to start soon. The city has determined to put in 14 lamps on Main St. on 12 foot ornamental poles. They will use a 300 watt lamp at each corner and a 600 watt lamp midway of the long business block.

A deal has been closed by Mrs. Emma Castle to purchase the Martin Fry ranch a few miles below town for a consideration of $1800. The property was bought by Mr. Fry some 12 years ago for $4.40 an acre and now brings $34 an acre.

Local teachers returned last week from Lewiston, where they have been attending the State Normal Summer School. They include Miss Mary Hawkins, Miss Agnes Rookey, Miss Loretta Lynch, and Miss Edith Welch.

50 Years Ago

Allan MacDonald took 1st place in the fiddling contest during Kootenai River Days.

The Community Hospital has been busy – since June 18, 12 babies have been delivered, 3 girls and 9 boys.

An official announcement has been made of the purchase of the Moyie River Lumber Company by Georgia Pacific Corp.

15 Years Ago

Senator Mike Crapo toured the Myrtle Creek area. Idaho legislators continue to support efforts to protect the Boundary County watershed.

Police nab an Arizona man in a drug bust. The marijuana was valued at a quarter million dollars.

North Idaho College is planning a campus in Bonners Ferry.

The pavilion at Grandview Cemetery got a much needed overhaul with a $2,000 donation from the Bonners Ferry Lions Club along with labor donated by Jack Tice.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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