Syd Albright

HISTORY CORNER: What did Wyatt Earp do after he was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County?

December 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, Wyatt Earp was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. He and his common-law wife, Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Earp (née Marcus) and his brother, Jim arrived on Jan. 30, 1884, hoping to strike it rich. Just two years earlier, A.J. Pritchard fou...

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HISTORY CORNER: What did Wyatt Earp do after he was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County?

December 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, Wyatt Earp was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. He and his common-law wife, Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Earp (née Marcus) and his brother, Jim arrived on Jan. 30, 1884, hoping to strike it rich. Just two years earlier, A.J. Pritchard fou...

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HISTORY CORNER: What did Wyatt Earp do after he was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County?

December 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, Wyatt Earp was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. He and his common-law wife, Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Earp (née Marcus) and his brother, Jim arrived on Jan. 30, 1884, hoping to strike it rich. Just two years earlier, A.J. Pritchard fou...

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HISTORY CORNER: What did Wyatt Earp do after he was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County?

December 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, Wyatt Earp was deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. He and his common-law wife, Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Earp (née Marcus) and his brother, Jim arrived on Jan. 30, 1884, hoping to strike it rich. Just two years earlier, A.J. Pritchard fou...

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HISTORY CORNER: Can U.S. states break away and form new nation? It’s been proposed and tried before

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

When the South tried to break away from the United States triggering the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln said in his first Inaugural Address, “No state, upon its own mere notion, can lawfully get out of the Union … in view of the Constitution an...

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HISTORY CORNER: Lions have long played a role in human history, but Idaho’s mountain lions aren’t really lions

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Since prehistoric times, lions have roamed most of the Earth. Not anymore. Most are extinct, with sub-species found only in Africa below the Sahara and in India. But what about mountain lions — also called pumas, cougar, panthers and other ...

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HISTORY CORNER: National Park Service’s Horace Albright and Stephen Mather battle to save America’s wilderness

December 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

“Horace Albright will be revered for his great contributions to a variety of causes, but perhaps he will be best remembered for his integrity, honesty, sense of humor, idealistic fighting spirit, loyalty, and devotion to his beloved Nationa...

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HISTORY CORNER: Tale of Vancouver, British Columbia, and some of its historic ships

November 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ships almost always make great history, and almost always end badly. Vancouver, British Columbia, is the third largest seaport in North America and Canada’s biggest in business volume. It was even a seaport when Haida Indians paddled their ...

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HISTORY CORNER: Willamette Valley was Pot of Gold at the end of the Oregon Trail

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Imagine the look on the faces of the settlers who had just traveled 2,170 miles from Missouri over the Oregon Trail when they finally saw the Willamette Valley! They’d reached the paradise they hoped to find to begin a new life in a growing...

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HISTORY CORNER: Last of the Old West outlaws, Harry Tracy terrorized the Northwest

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

“In all the criminal lore of the country there is no record equal to that of Harry Tracy for cold-blooded nerve, desperation and thirst for crime,” wrote the Seattle Daily News on July 3, 1902. “Jesse James, compared with Tracy is a Sunday ...

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