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The Lewiston-Clarkston Valley in Idaho and Washington was home to a booming wine industry in the late 1800s. Then prohibition happened.

In several areas of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ backcountry, bridges and other structures help make difficult crossings easier. But wear and tear take their toll on these structures, and they need maintaining to keep functional.

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COTTONWOOD -- The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., which is known for supporting projects that strengthen Idaho’s communities, has awarded the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude a $25,000 grant that will be used to help complete a five-year exhibit remodel project that began in 2015.

North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs and other hot spots for fishing, boating and rafting. The area is rich with interesting people, amazing wildlife and beautiful, if sometimes treacherous, landscapes.

Recognized internationally for its distinctive look, the Appaloosa horse originated out of North Central Idaho, developed by the Nez Perce Tribe, and is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

The Chief Looking Glass Powwow takes place the third weekend in August.

The baby-face carving beside State Highway 14 on the way to Elk City has inspired many stories regarding its origin.

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, located on the campus of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, holds collections of artifacts that tell the story of the Camas Prairie and surrounding areas including the history of the monastery, gold mining, the Nez Perce, and early settlement, as well as local characters such as Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill.

Hells Canyon might be God’s best kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.

Arts and culture events showcase the vibrant colors and sounds of our communities.

Thousands of people travel Idaho’s U.S. Highway 12 along the Lochsa River every year without noticing the waterfalls created by the sometimes unnamed creeks making their way to the river.

North Central Idaho is a paradise of campgrounds, trailheads, rivers and unique destinations visitors and year-round residents use for a wide range of outdoor activities: mountain biking, camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, rafting, four-wheeling, picnicking, scenic driving, boating, and snowmobiling.

The historic site of a Nez Perce Tribe village, Hells Gate State Park at Lewiston (elevation 733 feet) offers a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities for visitors to the region.

Winchester State Park offers year-round recreation for fishing, as well as seasonal offerings for outdoor activities and wildlife viewing.

The Windy Saddle campground, trailhead and scenic viewpoint for the Seven Devils mountains is just 20 miles from Riggins, and accessible by a well-maintained gravel road.

For motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12, the Lolo Pass Visitors Center and Rest Area on the Idaho/Montana border provides a pleasant stop to view the region’s natural and historic treasures.

When visiting North Central Idaho, not every recreation trip need be a major expedition.

Established in 1911, Clearwater County encompasses 2,488 square miles and has its county seat at Orofino.

Idaho County spans the Idaho panhandle and borders three states, but imposing geography sets this area apart from the rest of the United States.

“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton

For thousands of years, the mountains and rivers of this region were home to the Nez Perce people. With the creation of the Nez Perce National Historic Park, sites across the Idaho countryside now celebrate the legends, history, and ways of the Nez Perce.

Thousands of people travel Idaho’s U.S. Highway 12 along the Lochsa River every year without noticing the waterfalls created by the sometimes unnamed creeks making their way to the river.

Hells Canyon might be God’s best kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.

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