News from the Inland Empire

 Village Gossip, Friends, & Food

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The First Hotel  - The California House

In 1878 Bill Gray was finishing a construction superintendent job for the Southern Pacific Railroad.    He was a wiry Scotsman and full of pluck.

He left that railroad job and wandered up to a new village...

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The Most Elegant Apartments in Town

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Simon Birch is Dutch and grew up in Amsterdam, New York.  He is now a large developer who is living in Spokane.

Amsterdam, New York was settled by a group of very industrious Dutch immigrants.  They logged and farmed and carved...

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The Seven Devils

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An Old Miner Narrates His Experiences

The Mines and the Country

There is a very remote mountain range south of Lewiston.  You travel the Camas Prairie south, and then cross Slate Creek.

Next you take the ferry at John Day’s ranch on the...

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City Farming - Dalton Gardens

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The Malloy Brothers have just sold this month one hundred and sixty acres with a total value of $30,000.

The Malloy Brothers are selling these 'farmettes' in two and five acre parcels.

Dalton Gardens is just north and east of Coeur...

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The Coeur Dalene National Forest

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The Priest River Forest Preserve

The Department of the Interior has shocked the local residents by announcing last night that the United States has set aside 600,000 acres or 922 square miles as protected forest.  The news was announced to the...

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1928 - The First Woman Only Hospital

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Rockwood Clinic Hospital - 1928

New Woman's Hospital Does Abortions

Rockwood Hospital Started With A Bitter Legal Fight.

The crowded courtroom suddenly quieted.   Dr Bill Robinson had just entered.

Young Dr Robinson was suing fifteen prominent doctors, all on the Sacred Heart Hospital staff.   ...

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A Most Unusual Trial

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Emma Love established her competence by defending herself in court today.

Here is what happened in Justice Keenen's Police Court on a warm day in July, 1885.

THE INCIDENTS

Mrs Emmett was defending on 2 counts of "disorderly conduct".  Her next door...

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Lookout Pass Road is Planned

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A Shorter and Better Road is planned.

The County Commissioners on both sides of the Idaho and Montana line are looking for a better route between them.

S Rowe, DE Keys, and EW Miller, Shoshone County Commissioners, have approached the Board...

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