From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Oct. 7, 1968 — VISITS OLD FRIENDS
A recent visitor to Sandpoint was Hattie (Baldwin) Bordenave, who was born here in 1890 and lived in the city until 1906. Her parents owned the Baldwin Hotel east of the Northern Pacific tracks and her father helped construct the first bridge across Sand creek.
DEVELOP NEW GREENHOUSE FIRM
A Sandpoint business that began last February is a testimony to do-it-yourself, determination and hard work as a course to success. Anna Murphy and her son, Don, would be quick to point out that success is what they aim at, but have not yet achieved. Both see many hours of hard work ahead before Michigan Greenhouse & Florists, 1220 Michigan St., is what they want it to be.
Young Murphy, at 25, has a heart condition that has kept him from military service, which also prevents him from trying other lines of work, but he has proved his ability by working hard in the floral and greenhouse trade. It brings him great satisfaction as he contributes to the commerce of the Sandpoint community.
COCHRAN PICKED FOR SECOND TERM
Service station dealer Allen “Pinky” Cochran was elected last week to his second term as Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce president. Hardware dealer Terry Merwin was chosen as vice president, banker Gary Sass as treasurer and Mrs. Barbara Remmers as secretary.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
Oct. 7, 1918 — NOTICE TO FISHERMEN
Sale of char caught in Bonner county lakes is hereby prohibited. W. Thorpe, Game Warden.
SANDPOINT NEARS LOAN QUOTA
E.D. Farmin, chairman of the fourth Liberty loan drive for the county, reports that Sandpoint subscribed $100,100 worth of bonds, its quota being $138,950. County returns are slow coming in but telephonic communication shows that many precincts are already over their quotas.
High school student Clifford Miller got his fingers in the manual training room planer and the tips of the digits of his left hand were cut off.
UNCLE SAM TAKES OVER SHOE PRICES
The government has gotten after the boot and shoe trust and has fixed prices from $4 to $12.
CLOTHING DRIVE COMPLETED
Mrs. J.A. Adams, head of the second-hand clothing drive, reports the completion of her work. The apportionment to the Sandpoint Red Cross was two tons, which has been exceeded by 134 pounds. The goods are all boxed ready to ship to the needy in France and Belgium.
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