From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1967 — KOOTENAI NEWS
The Kootenai Pirates seventh and eighth grade ball players traveled to Northside School to play a game of football, which proved a hard fought win.
TWO AIRCRAFT SEED SUNDANCE
Seeding of the Sundance Mountain burn area is in full swing, with a 1928 Ford tri-motor flying from Bonners Ferry and a DC-3 from the Sandpoint airport being used to scatter 777,000 pounds of rye and white dutch clover seed on selected areas. Seeding will cover 20,000 acres of high-potential erosion areas on the nearly 56,000 acres burned in the Sundance fire.
DIDN’T KNOW SPELLING
A Los Angeles student wanted to learn about Lake Pend Oreille but the name was too much for him. In an inquiry to the Idaho Commerce Dept., he asked for material on Idaho, adding, “Also include information on Shoshone Ice Caves and Lake P_____? (the big one near Farragut).”
SCENIC ROUTE NO. 200 OFFICIAL
The Idaho Highways Department confirms that the scenic highway route from Duluth to Spokane, long sought by a multi-state highway promotion committee, will become state route 200. No. 200 will replace the present 10-A between Missoula and Sandpoint and will parallel No. 2 from Sandpoint via Priest River to Spokane.
100 Years Ago
Northern Idaho News
Nov. 7, 1917 — LOCAL BRIEFS
Letters are beginning to arrive from Sandpointers who have reached France. Cameras — of the pocket kind — are among the things the boys most wish for. One letter requests chocolate, saying the quality obtainable there is poor and hard to get, but a very good dinner can be had for two francs — 40c.
As a result of Hallowe’en pranks at Clarksfork, the city was plunged in darkness last Wednesday night. Considerable damage was done to the property of the Northern Idaho & Montana Power company.
VACCINATE FOR SMALLPOX
A number of people were exposed to smallpox by one whose condition was well advanced before the diagnosis was made.
The Board of Health desires that all those exposed watch carefully for the early symptoms and summon a physician immediately if they develop. Early symptoms resemble grip (sic) with chill, fever, headache, sometimes vomiting and almost always a severe backache.
Some children were exposed. These should not attend school but should remain at home until after 17 days from last exposure.
All who have not been successfully vaccinated within five years should be vaccinated at once. ~BOARD of HEALTH
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