From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Dec. 1, 1969 – WIRE STOLEN
General Telephone Co. reported that 400 pounds of copper wire was stolen from the GT building on Baldy Road.
ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE AN OLD FRIEND
We feel good knowing we have made lasting friendships in our 56 years in business. A lot of people are happy to see us for their freight service… and the feeling is mutual. We’re always anxious to make new friends. Call us for your next shipment. We’d like to work for you and, we hope, become your good friend. Garrett Freightlines, Inc., 1035 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Ph. CO 3-3812.
Bob Smith, Algoma, is still here. A sign saying just that, plus the building activity at the R&E Payless gas station, formerly Algoma Gas Ranch, indicate that Smith is serious. He has run the station about a year. Things went well until it burned to the ground last summer and weeks later, he was robbed of several hundred dollars. Nevertheless, he hopes to re-open by Dec. 15.
DUFORT SCHOOL NOTES
Monday saw our Southside students in school at the Sagle and Farmin Schools. Mrs. Kellogg’s second graders wish to thank all responsible for saving the contents of their room and especially “Doodle Punk,” the guinea pig. They spent all morning petting and loving Mr. Doodle Punk and praising him for being such a heroic animal.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
Dec. 1, 1919 – ENLARGE PICKLING PLANT
The pickling plant of the local cedar men, near the G.N., made a $3000 improvement upon the plant, putting in a new tank, making the third one.
COLD WEATHER FOR THANKSGIVING
The cold wave, general over the country, made Thanksgiving the coldest of the three days’ cold snap, when eight above zero was registered at the experiment farm. That was not the coldest of the season, four above being recorded the last of October. Thanksgiving day saw no snow but it snowed about two inches of snow over the night.
CREAMERY BUILDS AT PLAINS
The Pend d’Oreille Creamery company is fitting up a creamery at Plains, Mont., to be ready the first of the year. Citizens of Plains subscribed $1000 toward the purchase of a brick building formerly used for a power plant. “We have been securing a great amount of milk from western Montana,” said Guy S. Helphrey, manager of the Creamery company, “and the Plains plant will overcome freight and express charges. The state of Montana made a kick upon the product leaving the state and that was one reason that led us to put in the plant in Plains. The Sandpoint plant will be conducted the same as formerly.”
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