Syd Albright

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 ...

Comments

Read More


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...

Comments

Read More


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 ...

Comments

Read More


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...

Comments

Read More


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 ...

Comments

Read More


HISTORY CORNER: The life and death of Peter Iredale, one of the last ships of the ‘Golden Age of Sails,’ in Oregon’s graveyard of the sea

October 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Like the bleached bones of a wagon train ox that didn’t make it in the Death Valley desert, the naked ribs of the iron-hulled steamship Peter Iredale have stood silent and rusting in a sandy beach on the Oregon Coast for 112 years — victim ...

Comments

Read More


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 ...

Comments

Read More


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 ...

Comments

Read More


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...

Comments

Read More


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 ...

Comments

Read More


Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X