Syd Albright

HISTORY CORNER: The Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer is an historic and natural wonder

October 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s hard to imagine a monster glacier-size block of ice breaking open and unleashing more water than in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined — drowning the landscape from Montana through Idaho and Washington to the Pacific Ocean.But that’s ...

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HISTORY CORNER: Ancient fish of the dinosaur days facing extinction by man and marine mammals

October 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shared by Idaho, Washington and Oregon, the Snake River weaves its way through the walls of Hells Canyon, rising a mile and a half above sea level — a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon.In the Snake’s dark cold waters lurk giant fish whose ...

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HISTORY CORNER: From Ireland to Montana, death seemed always around the corner for Thomas Francis Meagher

October 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

In Ireland, he was known as “Meagher of the Sword” because he believed the only path to freedom from British rule was through violent action. At age 20, he’d joined the Young Ireland Movement and took part in the Rebellion of the Young Irel...

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HISTORY CORNER: Memories fade of Spanish-American War, but Idaho and neighbors were there

September 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Memories of the Spanish-American War have all but faded into history — which isn’t surprising. It wasn’t much of a war; it only lasted 113 days and the Spanish lost four overseas possessions after ruling them more than 300 years.Idaho sent ...

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HISTORY CORNER: Clarence Darrow defends a schoolteacher in the historic Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Part II of the Clarence Darrow Story

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HISTORY CORNER: Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow and 20th century’s most spectacular trials

September 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the early 20th century, if you were in deep trouble and needed the best defense attorney in America, Clarence Darrow was your man.He confessed to being an agnostic, soaked up Darwin, couldn’t accept the Bible — though he conceded that “I...

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HISTORY CORNER: John Jacob Astor’s failures and successes helped develop the American West

September 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

John Jacob Astor was man with a big dream of building a trading empire from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast and China based on the fur trade. When that failed, he turned to Manhattan real estate and became America’s first millionaire and ...

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HISTORY CORNER: The Captain, his ships and the 1923 disaster on the California coast

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Eight ships that were part of Edward Howe Watson’s U.S. Navy career ended up on the bottom of the sea, including seven destroyers off the coast of California and a battleship at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sank the battleship, and he was cou...

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HISTORY CORNER: Where are all those giant Nephilim bones that were sent to the Smithsonian?

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 1924, the New York Times reported “A huge skeleton, believed to be that of a prehistoric human being has been discovered in Salmon River Country by two members of the State Highway Dept., who brought their find to the City.”The largely i...

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HISTORY CORNER: Guru Rajneesh brought cult to Oregon, poisoned locals, bought Rolls Royces and promoted free love

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The guru from India preached a message that promoted capitalism, materialism. meditation and sex. In his short life, he hoped for peace, but instead lived in a cauldron of controversy that included dark times in Oregon, endless legal woes, ...

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