My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1900 to 1942” appears in the December 2019 edition of the Latah Legacy.
Did you know that before Camp Grizzly was a Boy Scout camp it was used by the Camp Fire Girls?
And before that it was the site of a mining camp?
And, despite the rumors you may have heard, it was not a logging camp? Even though the property was owned by Potlatch Lumber Company for many years, managers William Deary and Allison Laird refused to log the property owing to its natural beauty.
My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1859 to 1907” appears in the December 2018 edition of the Latah Legacy. The article focuses on the Hoodoo Mining District and discusses how Camp Grizzly got it’s name. Anyone wanting a hard copy of this issue can pick up a copy from the Latah County Historical Society.
My story, The Ravages of March: A Far-Flung Family Struck by Floods, appears in the May 2017 issue of Idaho Magazine. This story covers flooding that occurred near Potlatch, Idaho, as well as flooding that affected Bonner and Boundary Counties. Copies of the magazine are usually available from BookPeople of Moscow and if they sell out, you can always buy a copy directly from Idaho Magazine.
The bridge on Rock Creek Road was damaged during ice flows in February 2017, compromising it's structural integrity. The county to close the road,out of safety concerns. Because of high water levels and excessive stream flows, they have been unable to repair the bridge. Motorist were encouraged to use the Flannigan Creek Road detour. 3/18/17
This shows a picture of horse pastures along Highway 95 near Potlatch, ID. At shortly after 8 AM this morning the water was less than a foot from covering the railroad tracks and only 2 feet from crossing Highway 8 near the county shop. 3/16/17
Thanks to a blown gasket I had to stop in at Bagott Motors, Inc. in downtown Palouse, WA this morning. The mechanics were kind enough to take me in back so that I could get a look at the water in the alley. The stick on the light pole shows that the water is just over 3 feet deep in the alley. www.bagottmotors.com 3/16/17