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Prairie Pulse

A History of Service

When I was six years old, my father was sent to Fort Carson, Colo., to serve as the base dentist. We lived there until I was nine and he was discharged from the military. I still remember his dark green camouflage uniform and his glossy black combat boots. We lost ...

By Laurie Chapman

November 14, 2016 10:32 a.m. read more..



Prairie Pulse

Following the trail to Florence

I hadn't planned to write about Florence again so soon. But an impromptu trip yesterday with Dan Doherty of Slate Creek led through the wilds of Idaho County to what remains of the gold rush town. He called early in the week and said the weather would be perfect this ...

By Laurie Chapman

November 5, 2016 2:51 p.m. read more..



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Searching for ghosts in Idaho County

You may have asked yourself why is the Prairie Pulse posting on a Monday, rather than Saturday this week? This is no trick, but rather a little holiday history treat. Today, this Halloween 2016, I decided to indulge in a ghost story of another sort. I am delving into the ...

By Laurie Chapman

October 31, 2016 3:12 p.m. read more..

  

Prairie Pulse

Riding the rails in Idaho County

Last week I wrote briefly about the emergence of stagecoach lines in Idaho County, primarily between Lewiston and Stites or Lewiston to Grangeville. There are numerous tales to revisit, far more than I care to deliberate over without fear of boring the reader. However, I do promise to return to ...

By Laurie Chapman

October 8, 2016 7:02 p.m. read more..



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The lure of a stagecoach route

Prior to moving to Idaho, I lived in southwest Kansas, Garden City to be exact. If you care to take a gander at a map, you will find the location of Garden City to be about 58 miles northwest of Dodge City, Kansas. Anyone who watched television between 1955 and ...

By Laurie Chapman

September 30, 2016 4:24 p.m. read more..



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Golden not altogether lost, as thought

COTTONWOOD – Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” I have often felt there were times in my life where I sensed the man upstairs had a sense of humor. That events evolved in a manner just right so as to bring a spark ...

By Laurie Chapman

September 24, 2016 10 p.m. read more..



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On the trail for Golden, Idaho

GOLDEN – I began my search for information on Golden, Idaho, online as I typically do with most of my research. I thought surely I would find at least the basic information – when the town was founded, population, etc. Zero. Nothing located on the Idaho State Historical Museum site, ...

By Laurie Chapman

September 17, 2016 1:31 p.m. read more..

    

Preps Extra

Olsen wins at Asotin, S-R sweeps Nezperce

Clearwater Valley's Cole Olsen won the 2.6 mile cross-country race at Asotin this morning, with a time of 13 minutes, 51.19 seconds. The Salmon River volleyball girls had no trouble with the host Indians, taking the Saturday morning match in straight sets (25-9, 25-12, 25-20). The Prairie JV won the volleyball tournament in Grangeville.

By Andrew Ottoson

September 10, 2016 12:49 p.m. read more..

    

Prairie Pulse

Building memories, skill at the fair

COTTONWOOD – My family and I moved to Idaho County from a community the size of Lewiston. When we looked at purchasing a house, it seemed logical to move to Cottonwood since my husband – Shane – teaches at and our kids attend school in the Cottonwood School District. Cottonwood ...

By Laurie Chapman

August 19, 2016 11:21 a.m. read more..



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