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Attorney Reed: Correcting McEuen Misconceptions

This letter to the Coeur d’Alene Press editor provides a short history of McEuen Field:

Allow me to correct a repeated misunderstanding about McEuen Field. All of the property of Tubbs Hill and south of Front Street was purchased by the city of Coeur d’Alene in 1937 for $19,000 “for use as a public park and a building site for municipal water and electric plants.” The plan for a power plant failed. In the 1960s the city began development of the athletic fields. Mae McEuen was chair of the City Park and Recreation Committee. Mae contracted cancer and died. At the suggestion of Park Director Red Halpern, the City Council voted to name the only developed softball field after Mae McEuen.

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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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