From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Feb. 4, 1968 — CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT
A public cribbage tournament will be held at the Eagles Lodge beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. Person interested are asked to contact Bud Hansen, at the Eagles, or Ken Hunnicutt for particulars and to sign up for the games.
SANDPOINT WINS AGAIN
For the second year in a row, Sandpoint has won a distinguished achievement award for its outstanding clean up civic improvement and beautification activities, according to an announcement from the National Clean Up — Paint Up — Fix Up Bureau in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Robert Caughey, president of Sandpoint Civic Club which sponsors the local campaign, said it would be an impossible task to name everyone who helped Sandpoint win the award. Every member of the club helped and a great many individuals outside the club, including city and school officials, pitched in also.
BARGAIN SUPPLY SALE
Siding, 4x8x5/8 TEX 1-11, $4.98; Plywood, 4x10x1/4, $3.65; Prefinished Fiesta paneling, 4x8 sheets, $1.98; American Made Stainless Steel Sink, double compartment, complete with lifetime guaranteed fixtures, $59.95. Bargain Supply, 231 North Third Ave. We Give Gold Strike Stamps. Closed Saturday Afternoons. Phone CO 3-3197.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
Feb. 4, 1918 — GYMNASIUM THRIVES
From Friday’s Laclede box social, $78.50 was raised to benefit the Laclede “gym,” which was erected three years ago and has, during the winter seasons, provided healthful amusement for the young people of that village. It is thriving, with 70 paying members and classes for boys and girls, youths and men and women, all under the instruction of Mr. Holquist, the physical director. Besides the usual apparatus, it has shower baths.
INVENTS HIGH-SPEED ENGINE
George W. Cline, 823 Church, has patented a steam engine that greatly departs from those now in use. Mr. Cline is certain it will revolutionize steam motive power, its advantage being its high speed and the greater power so derived. The little model now operating attains a speed of 5000 revolutions a minute, and he claims a big engine of the same pattern can be run even faster.
WALK-OUT AT MCFARLAND’S CAMP
A crew of 15 cedar men employed at L.D. McFarland’s camp near Elmira, walked out Monday without filing any complaint or having any particular grievance. “They beat me to it by three or four days,” said Mr. McFarland. “We were just finishing our season’s work and the men who remained will finish up in a week or two. I do not consider it in the nature of a strike. They simply got tired of work or the location and quit.”
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