Sunday, June 26, 2022

This Week In Boundary County History

| May 26, 2022 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

The contract was let this week by the Board of County Commissioners for the construction of a steel bridge across the Moyie River, just above the site of the city electric power plant. The bridge will cost $29,774.

The members of the tourist park committee were instructed to see that a good road sign is placed on the Roosevelt Highway near Sandpoint directing autoists to come through Bonners Ferry and advising them of tourist park conveniences.

John Hanson, assistant cashier of the First State Bank, purchased H.B. Kinnear’s residence in Park Addition.

50 Years Ago

In a tremendous jump of 6-feet, 7-inches Saturday, Gordon Allured established a new Idaho state record in the high jump event at the State Track Meet held last weekend in Boise.

At a special dinner Saturday, May 20, Boundary County teachers and interested citizens honored Ted Moline, who is retiring after 37 years employment with School District No. 101. Mrs. Doris Geier, Southside principal and first grade teacher, coordinated the dinner.

Debbie Parson, the 1972 Selkirk Saddle Club Queen, will reign over the third annual all-breed horse show at the fairgrounds Sunday.

15 Years Ago

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, there are a few surprises planned for this year’s celebration. The Fourth of July committee is planning an adult and youth talent show, but the main event to this year’s parade is the arrival of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

“Imagine”— this is the theme set for the upcoming bridal show in Bonners Ferry. The event will take place at the Wellspring Community Center.

The Boundary County Historical Society and Museum is hosting “Volunteer Appreciation Day,” on May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Boundary County Museum on Main Street across from City Hall.

Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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