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
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
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
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
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