This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The last of the concrete paving on Main St. was laid yesterday and now the crew is at work on the side streets, putting on a gravel surface and rolling it. It will be about 3 more weeks before Main St. will be opened to traffic as it takes that length of time for the concrete to set thoroughly. Foreman W. Pearce stated that 427 yards of sand, 850 yards of gravel and 6,460 sacks of cement were used for 4,050 square yards of paving.

William Price, who is in charge of development work at the Queen Mine, has some high grade galena ore recently exposed in the #4 tunnel west of Snyder on the Spokane International Railroad. An assay of the ore showing 62 ounces of silver and 69.7 percent lead to the ton which figures over $140 per ton. The Queen is one of two mining claims owned by the Moyie Gold and Copper Mining Company whose officers and directors are all well-known B.F. businessmen.

O.H. Campbell went to Libby, Montana on Sunday and sold 800 boxes of apples which he will harvest this year. Mr. Campbell has plans to plant another 100 trees next spring which will bring his orchard up to 1,000 trees.

50 Years Ago

The city’s planning commission is urging steps to get paving started on the South Hill.

Someone has stolen “Abe”, the 600 lb eagle perched atop Southside Tractor. “Abe” is the J.I. Case emblem. A $25 reward is offered for his return.

Greyhound has announced plans to abandon the bus line between Coeur d’ Alene and Yaak, B.C. Brown Bus lines has expressed interest in taking over the route.

15 Years Ago

The city’s legal action to take possession of the old Meeker building and the property owner’s countersuit to stop it are on hold after the city’s attorney became ill.

34 local ballerinas will be playing supporting roles in “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 22 at the grand opening of the Becker Community Auditorium at the new B.F. High School.

Operation Shoe Fly in Bonners Ferry has sent more than 400 pairs of children’s shoes to the soldiers in Afghanistan since July.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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