As of Tuesday, March 3, 2015
GRANGEVILLE — Dana Lohrey, Lewiston author, will present a review of his latest local history book, Kooskia, Idaho, The Early History, Originally Named Stuart, Idaho, to the Idaho County Genealogy Society.
This will be held in Grangeville, Wednesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m., in the City Council Meeting Room in the Grangeville Centennial Library building following the society’s 9:30 a.m. meeting. The public is cordially invited to both events.
Lohrey will be signing copies of his book following the presentation. This is the first known book written chronologically and exclusively about the early history of Kooskia from its beginning in 1896 to the 1940s. The reader is given a glimpse of Stuart at its founding and reflects the town name change, incorporation of the village, development of the telephone lines in the region, the frustration of the party lines and “rubber necks,” the difficult flood years and the town fire.
This book is Lohrey’s 17th book. Copies of his books are available at …and BOOKS Too! in Clarkston, the Elk City Wagon Road Museum in Clearwater and from him personally. He is past-president, and currently treasurer for the Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road, a Clearwater-based volunteer organization; and he has been the historian since 1991. He began his actual research in the early 1980s.
More about the author:
Lohrey was raised in Clearwater from the age of 3 and left the community in 1964 following high school graduation. He served six years in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam-era veteran. He began his professional life in the 1964 banking industry and retired from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2008, after having completed 30 years of service, and was the Program Support Supervisor and finally Director of Pharmacy Student Services for 21 years. His leisure activities include playing the ragtime, Dixieland jazz and southern gospel piano for various venues in the Lewiston-Clarkston area as well as other regional communities.