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Survivalists Eye Benewah Walled City

The Benewah Valley has been selected as a potential site for a community, comprised of 3,000 to 5,000 families, based on gun manufacturing. Whether backers of the effort own anything more than a website is unclear. Efforts to contact organizers willing to discuss the proposed development were unsuccessful. There is little question the plans are ambitious. Proponents of The Citadel Project say the community will include schools, medical facilities, recreational facilities, retailers, a retirement community, a community armory among numerous other amenities. Plans call for the construction of a wall that would encompass one square mile to encircle the city. The proposal appeals to people who could be described as survivalists and are frustrated with the federal government/Dan Hammes, St. Maries Gazette Record. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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