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From the Archives — Jan. 26, 2023

| January 26, 2023 1:00 AM

In this week's newspaper, in the column: "This Week in History," you will read:

"It is grand opening weekend at the newly-named D and P Motors and all are invited to stop in for a cup of coffee and bite to eat. Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac are the franchises being carried by the new owners, Russ Docherty and Harv Pedey. They purchased the dealership from the Charles Plums."

Although the opening took place in 1973 (50 years ago), we found this photo in the 1974 Bonners Ferry High School yearbook. Val Coram, Margaret Douglas and Kathy Miller — freshmen at the time — posed on one of the "new" vehicles D and P Motors had for sale.

Wonder who bought the car?

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