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
Like 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 . . . — — Map (db m109682) HM
Built as a model town, Potlatch was owned by Weyerhaueser'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 . . . — — Map (db m109672) HM
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
Potlatch 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 . . . — — Map (db m109673) HM