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Brown Bag 2016: Florence’s Talbotte will be the center of history discussion

— Brown Bag historical presentations continue each Wednesday through September in Grangeville. Programs are held at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these free events and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch.

Today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, Myrna Crane of Grangeville will share a diary-journal story with a few twists.

Next Wednesday, Aug. 31, Clyde Hanson will present “H.T. Talbotte of Florence.” Research was by Pam Northcutt.

Beneath a white pine slab in the Florence Cemetery (and now located at the Bicentennial Historical Museum), rest the bones of H. T. Talbotte, or “Cherokee Bob.” He was the Idaho desperado who died with his boots on in 1863 after terrorizing the countryside in the placer diggings of North Idaho. He was 29 years old, a native of Georgia.

Additional upcoming programs include:

•Sept. 7: Interesting Past Cases by Lt. Jerry Johnson

•Sept. 14: Frontier History Along Idaho’s Clearwater River by former Idaho County Judge John Bradbury

•Sept. 21: Idaho Aviation History by Mark Gravatt of Grangeville

•Sept. 28: Hells Canyon and the Homesteading Years by Patricia Keith of Lewiston

All programs are sponsored by the Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum. Donations are accepted to help offset costs of opening the basement meeting room.


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