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By Martin Schrattenholzer, November 24, 2017
Historic Bovill Marker
Idaho (Latah County), Bovill — Historic BovillThe Town that grew out of the Wilderness
Looking upon a pristine wooded basin in what was considered wilderness in the early 1900’s, Sir Hugh Bovill of England knew he was home. Bovill with his wife Lady Charlotte, and his two daughters Gwendolyn and Dorothy were seeking a better life. . . . — Map (db m113704) HM
Idaho (Latah County), Moscow — Title Building
Built in 1890, this is the original site of the Moscow National Bank which closed in 1896 and then successive banking ventures until 1936. — Map (db m122021) HM
Idaho (Latah County), Moscow — 279 — University of IdahoLike this Long Highway, the University of Idaho — links together the northern and southern parts of the state of Idaho
Established by the territorial legislature, Jan. 30, 1889, the university opened in the fall of 1892. As Idaho’s land grant institution, the university was charged to bring the benefits of quality teaching, research, and service to the people of . . . — Map (db m109682) HM
Idaho (Latah County), Potlatch — 505 — Company TownBuilt as a model town, Potlatch — was owned by Weyerhaeuser's Potlatch Lumber Company
Spokane architect C. Ferris White designed the new community in 1905. Workers’ housing stood close to the mill. Managers’ homes were built away from the plant’s noise and smoke. The railroad depot separated town from industry. All company . . . — Map (db m109672) HM
Idaho (Latah County), Potlatch — White Pine Scenic Byway
Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is a 73 mile long bike trail built on the original Union Pacific railroad grade. During 1884 silver was discovered in the valley. During 1888, construction began on a rail line . . . — Map (db m110413) HM
Idaho (Latah County), Potlatch — 504 — World's Largest MillPotlatch Lumber Company's Sawmill — Built here in 1906, was one of the largest in the world
Expanding operations to the West, Weyerhaeuser timber barons invested in Idaho’s prime white pine stands. By 1920, their mill was cutting 175 million board feet each year. Logs and lumber were moved by the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway . . . — Map (db m109673) HM

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