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Blast From The Past: 2001 McGuckin Drama

“We were living in a mixture of heaven and hell,” she said. “We had some of the worst living conditions you could imagine — no running water, no heat, little food — but on the other hand, we had a library with 1,500 volumes. We had our property (40 acres of woods, with a pond in the back). Our parents were incredibly intelligent. Not only were we well-educated, our parents taught us to think with foresight, to think for ourselves.”

For the rest of the Idaho Statesman story looking back at the McGuckin family tragedy five years ago, click here.

DFO: I’m still amazed that no one got killed — and still ticked that the property was sold for a pittance and that Bonner County kept all of the proceeds.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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