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Deary, Idaho is the product of the Potlatch Lumber Company, just like Elk River, Bovill and Potlatch.  But unlike other company towns along the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company, Deary was carved out of the timber by homesteaders and farmers.  The town lies at the head of the Big Bear and Texas Ridges at the edge of the great white pine forest.  It was to these areas that homesteaders came in the 1880's and '90's.  They were mostly Scandinavians who had tried the upper Midwest first.  To these people a good farm had timber on it, and by the late nineteenth century in the Midwest, land parcels were small and the forests were dwindling.

The town of Deary was born on September 24, 1907.  That was the first sale day of town lots by the Deary Townsite Company, managed by F. C. McGowan and H. P. Henry.  Unlike the town of Potlatch where every interest and life itself was run by the lumber company, the announced policy of Potlatch Lumber Company was to log around Deary and then sell the cleared lands.  McGowan and Henry were former employees of Potlatch until 1907, who had been educated in the East, risen through the company ranks, and installed as managers of the Townsite Company to oversee Potlatch interests.  Two homes which still stand were built for their occupation by Potlatch

Deary continued to grow as Potlatch Lumber Company expanded its operations.  The Deary Lumber Company was established in 1909 to independently mill lumber, the Deary Clay Products Company turned out bricks first used in building the First State Bank at Bovill, and the Farmer's Union built warehouses to make Deary a grain shipping point.  Through it all, Anton Lee, who opened his studio July 16, 1909, photographed people, places, and events for postcards and portraits--making a valuable historical record of the region.

Deary is located at the junction of Highways 8 and 3. Agriculture and timber have been the mainstays for the community since its inception. The mountain north of town that rises a thousand feet above its surroundings, is known at Potato Hill (elev. 4,017). It is a volcanic vent of undetermined age. Early residents called it Spud Hill, but the Enterprise always referred to it as Mount Deary. Two forested reservoirs are nearby and offer camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Photo credit: Paul J. McClellan. Portions of this text excerpted from http://www.northcentralidaho.info and http://users.moscow.com/lchs/history.html



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3/1/2014 -  Moscow Mardi Gras 2014
Moscow
(recurring until 3/2/2014)
Daytime Mardi Gras features the Moscow Mardi Gras Parade (11 a.m.) and Kid's Mardi Gras (10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in downtown Moscow. Moscow Mardi Gras, Inc. is a non-profit organization which raises money for local children’s organizations and distributes the funds via grants by providing day-long festivities annually on the first Saturday in March and culminating with a festive musical experience in downtown Moscow, Idaho. This year's bands are Sweatshop Union, Soul Siren, McTuff, Bare Wires and the Fabulous Kingpins starting at 9 p.m. Down North and Simba and the Exceptional Africans will be playing all-ages shows starting at 8 p.m. Like us on Facebook or see the webpage for details and locations.

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8/18/2014 - 9/13/2014 -  Museum of Art/WSU Fine Arts Faculty Focus: Ann Christenson
Pullman
The Museum of Art/WSU announces a retrospective journey in a Fine Arts Faculty Focus Exhibition by artist Ann Christenson, Aug. 18– Sept. 13. An opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Museum of Art gallery with a talk given by the artist at 7 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. The Museum of Art has a long-standing tradition of presenting work by department of Fine Arts faculty members. Since 2004, these exhibits have alternated large group shows with a biennial exhibit showcasing a recently retired faculty member. This year the museum presents a retrospective exhibit of Ann Christenson's work. Ann Christenson began teaching at WSU in 1990 as a ceramicist. Her work often resembles a confluence of juxtapositions: organic yet geometric, industrial yet primeval, intimate yet worldly, and awkward yet elegant. She draws her influences from her cross-cultural experiences, domestic environment, and the natural world in order to explore space and material. She creates decorative ceramic forms that disrupt convention and echo an unexpected beauty. Intuition and improvisation often come into play, and the diversity of ceramic art throughout the ages fuels her creations. The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910 or visit our website at http://museum.wsu.edu. This exhibit is funded by the members of the Museum of Art/WSU and the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Arts Endowment Fund.

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9/4/2014 -  Heaven Can Wait
Pullman
Heaven Can Wait Directed By Shirlee Hennigan Rated PG September 4th - September 21st, 2014 The classic play tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer and pilot who, when his plane flight does awry, has his soul pulled from his body before he has died. In Heaven, Mr. Jordan, the chief angel, is forced to find him a new body. He ends up using the form of a rich man recently murdered by his wife. The hijinx begins when Joe as Jonathan Farnsworth, falls for the lovely Bette, and reunites with his manager Max. Meanwhile Jordan and his assistant struggle to keep Joe in line and find him a body better suited for throwing a punch. The play is full of laughs and fun with the sincerity of the theater of the 1940s. Heaven Can Wait is a play that smiles while it asks questions about love, destiny and free will.

Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org
9/4/2014 -  Heaven Can Wait
Moscow
Heaven Can Wait Directed By Shirlee Hennigan Rated PG September 4th - September 21st, 2014 The classic play tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer and pilot who, when his plane flight does awry, has his soul pulled from his body before he has died. In Heaven, Mr. Jordan, the chief angel, is forced to find him a new body. He ends up using the form of a rich man recently murdered by his wife. The hijinx begins when Joe as Jonathan Farnsworth, falls for the lovely Bette, and reunites with his manager Max. Meanwhile Jordan and his assistant struggle to keep Joe in line and find him a body better suited for throwing a punch. The play is full of laughs and fun with the sincerity of the theater of the 1940s. Heaven Can Wait is a play that smiles while it asks questions about love, destiny and free will.

Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org
9/4/2014 -  Heaven Can Wait
Clarkston
Heaven Can Wait Directed By Shirlee Hennigan Rated PG September 4th - September 21st, 2014 The classic play tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer and pilot who, when his plane flight does awry, has his soul pulled from his body before he has died. In Heaven, Mr. Jordan, the chief angel, is forced to find him a new body. He ends up using the form of a rich man recently murdered by his wife. The hijinx begins when Joe as Jonathan Farnsworth, falls for the lovely Bette, and reunites with his manager Max. Meanwhile Jordan and his assistant struggle to keep Joe in line and find him a body better suited for throwing a punch. The play is full of laughs and fun with the sincerity of the theater of the 1940s. Heaven Can Wait is a play that smiles while it asks questions about love, destiny and free will.

Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org
9/12/2014 -  Free ALC Clothing Exchange
Lewiston

Abundant Life Church 1483 16th Avenue
Bring gently used clothes or two canned goods, then select bag(s) full of clothes, shoes, and a coat.This is a community outreach for the Lewis Clark Valley.
Contact: Jill Robeson at (509)552-1047 or email: jill.robeson@gmail.com

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9/13/2014 -  Free ALC Clothing Exchange
Lewiston

Abundant Life Church 1483 16th Avenue
Bring gently used clothes or two canned goods, then select bag(s) full of clothes, shoes, and a coat.This is a community outreach for the Lewis Clark Valley.
8:00am to 1pm
Contact Jill Robeson at (509) 552-1047 or email: jill.robeson@gmail.com

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9/13/2014 - 9/14/2014 -  Bike MS Inland Northwest comes to Kellogg, Idaho, September 13 and 14
Colfax
Bike MS Inland Northwest: Cycle the Silver Valley, comes to Kellogg, Idaho, on September 13 and 14. One of the premier cycling events in the Northwest, Bike MS features 20- to 100-mile route options for all levels of experience along with a festival atmosphere, great food, music, a beer garden and a Saturday evening rally. A minimum of $200 in fundraising is required to participate. Funds support research, programs and services for nearly 15,000 people living with multiple sclerosis across the Northwest. For more information or to register, go to www.bikemsnorthwest.org or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter at 509-482-2022.

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