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Bonner County History - July 4, 2024

| July 4, 2024 1:00 AM

Brought to you by the

Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

208-263-2344


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

July 4, 1974 – BIRTHS

June 26 – Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Ayres, Sandpoint, boy, 8 lb. 3½ oz. and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Iverson, Sandpoint, boy, 8 lb. 12½ oz.; June 27 – Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gunn, Sandpoint, boy, 7 lb. 4 oz.; and Mr. and Mrs. Elex Vavrick, Sagle, girl, 7 lb. 14 oz.

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SOCIAL AFTERNOON HONORED MRS. LOVE

Mrs. Myrt Burnett held a social honoring Mrs. Bill Love, the former Marianne Brown. Guests were Mabel Falk, Jean Jasman, Leona Judge, Virginia Wood, Leona Anderson, Frances Crandell, Barbara Woolsey, Susan Bristow and Bernice Wood. 

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UNLEADED GAS REQUIRED

Motorists will notice a change the next time they have their tanks filled. Due to a new federal law, gas stations across the country are now required to reserve at least one pump for unleaded fuel, which will greatly reduce toxic automobile emissions. 

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LEGION OPENING SET FOR SATURDAY

After weeks of preparation, The Great Northwest Legion of Fine Arts begins its summer program at the remodeled old fairgrounds. Four talented musicians headline the production: pianist Dr. Jim Edmonds, classical-jazz guitarist Leon Atkinson and singers Bill Rhodes and Jackie Brown. There will be a preview of “The Fantastiks,” the latest offering from the Sandpoint Actors and Playwrights Theatre. 


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

July 4, 1949 – PEND d’OREILLE LODGE OPEN

Pend d’Oreille lodge, luxurious resort on Contest Point across the lake from Sandpoint, has reopened for the 1949 season, it was announced by Lester Brown. George Edgar, until recently a staff member of radio station KSPT, Sandpoint, is the manager. Earl Sage, who formerly operated a Cheney, Wash. restaurant, is chef. As in the past, the lodge will arrange boats, fishing trips and other entertainment for guests. The lodge is accessible by water taxi from Sandpoint or by a side road off U.S. Hwy 95.

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NEWS FROM MORTON

Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Munson and sons of Portland, Ore., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shear called at the Ed Shear home at Wrencoe Tuesday. The Munsons left the next day for Phoenix, Pa., where the doctor will take his internship at Valley Forge General hospital. 

Fourteen ladies attended a plastic demonstration at the Geo. Popplewell home, each lady receiving a plastic spoon. Mrs. August Fox, Mrs. W.E. Ground and Mrs. Alzoe Clark won prizes. Mrs. Elsie Florer, Kootenai, showed many uses for plastic. 

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SANDPOINT ISN’T CITY SAYS INSURANCE CO.

A Mass. bank and insurance company are not very popular here just now. A Sandpoint resident was asked to send an insurance premium by money order or certified check because his personal check was returned to the company by the bank. Reason for the return: “There is no such city as Sandpoint.”


For more information, visit the museum online at bonnercountyhistory.org.