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Elaine: I still attach Idaho’s Name w/Aryan Nations

Elaine: To be honest, I still attach Idaho’s name in my mind with Aryans. I can’t get the images from the parades out of my head. I can’t forget. Although, the average American who knows of Idaho probably won’t say the same. I lived it, so I think Aryan.

Sweet & Sour Herb: I’m starting to believe those damn fools in the Aryan Nations had a purpose after all. They kept people out. Now that we are rid of these idiots, we have absolutely no defense against outlanders invading us. What were we thinking?

DFO: I witnessed the second of three Aryan Nations parades — the one in which authorities turned the neo-Nazis onto 4th Street and a getaway along Front Avenue to City Park when protesters formed a chain across Sherman Avenue. I also walked through Bill Wassmuth’s house in 1986 only hours after supremacists had bombed it. I also remember walking through the vacated Aryan Nations compound with Tony Stewart a short time before it was razed. Good riddance.

Question: What do you remember most about the Aryan Nations?

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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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