Bonner County History - Nov. 30, 2017

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Bonner County History Museum

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50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Nov. 30, 1967 — CRADLE ROLL CALL

Nov. 22 — Mrs. Glen Shropshire, Star Route, Sandpoint, girl, 5 lbs. 3˝ oz.; Nov. 28 — Mr. and Mrs. Anthony McDermott, Star Route, Sandpoint, girl, 6 lbs. 14 oz.; Nov. 29 — Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hoskins, Clark Fork, boy, 7 lbs. 12˝ oz.



Thanksgiving was early at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Berry, Sandpoint. Their son, Richard R. Berry, enlisted Nov. 14 in the U.S. Navy and was called to active duty, leaving Wednesday, Nov. 22 after a family dinner. Mrs. Berry said he left rather quickly as he was able to get the type of training school he desired by leaving almost at once. He will enter hospital corps school after boot training in San Diego. Berry, a 1967 Sandpoint Senior High graduate, will serve a four-year enlistment.



Winter arrived with a fresh white blanket to throw over Bonner county Tuesday night and Wednesday. The white stuff was still coming down at press time, and some areas have eight inches or more. Sam Wormington said at noon that Schweitzer Basin had a foot of snow and if it would keep up the rest of the day and all night, Schweitzer will be in business this weekend.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Nov. 30, 1917 — CITY BREVITIES

The first snow of the season appeared Wednesday morning on Baldy and the mountains northwest of town. The hills were without snow longer this fall than usual. A year ago Sandpoint had had sleighing for nearly a month by this time.



Miss Anna McMillan, teacher in the Central school, is acting as agent for the Portland Library association in collecting books to be distributed to soldiers in the forts and cantonments in which the boys of the northwest are located. The drive is to last until December 10. All classes of books, including standard fiction, late history, poetry, etc., are desired.



Armstead’s mining camp on Blacktail is rapidly assuming the proportions of a small village. More recent developments are a company store and seven more cottages for married employes. The store building is completed and is now being stocked. It will be maintained primarily for the accommodation of the employes, only sufficient margin being added to the cost of the goods to defray the expense of maintaining the business.

The postoffice, heretofore known as Blacktail, has been changed and will hereafter be called Talache, which means “Miner’s pick.” Talache is now a village of 125 inhabitants where six months ago there was but a miner’s cabin. There are fully 100 men employed at the mine.

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