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This Week in History - July 14, 2022

| July 14, 2022 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

The equipment of the Illinois Bridge Construction Co. arrived here today and the work of re-timbering the county bridge across the Kootenai River at this point will start at once. Harry Nesbitt will have charge of the construction work here.

The question of oiling the streets of Bonners Ferry was settled Tuesday evening when the council refused to sanction the expenditure of money for that purpose. Oil tracked into homes would be more disagreeable than the dust.

A deal was consummated today whereby W.W. Ferbache and Mrs. R.E. Kuehn sold the International Hotel to W.C. Donehoo of Copeland for the consideration of $10,000.

50 Years Ago

All teacher vacancies are now filled. David A. Gray will teach geography, help coach football, and be assistant basketball coach, his wife Dorothy will teach at Valley View. Ray Chaffee will teach and coach at Mt. Hall.

City councilmen, in a one day delay, met last night to continue investigation of the possibility to build a nine-hole golf course just south of Bonners Ferry.

The Kootenai Indian Nation has suffered a great loss. "Seemo now dwells at The Great Tepee." White Otter (Simon Francis), age 81, died July 4 at Arlee, Montana, the victim of a coronary attack. Services were held here at St. Michael’s Mission last weekend.

15 Years Ago

A record number of people lined the parade route for the Fourth of July parade. Both locals and out of towners came to see the Budweiser Clydesdales.

As the fourth annual Canine Caper draws near, area residents are prepping themselves and their dogs to participate in the 5k run/walk on Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.

The Day Off Band was jamming on the blocked off Bonners Ferry Main Street, and the public was enjoying them thoroughly as Groove Studio shared with the community of Boundary County their first year in business.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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