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Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

No Kootenai In Kootenai County

Arpie: I'm teaching fourth grade and Idaho history next year so I've been boning up: It goes like this. Boise is the seat of Ada County not Boise County. The County seat of Boise County is Idaho City, which shouldn't be confused with Idaho County, Idaho Falls, or Idaho. It's also important to know that while the county seat of Lewis County is Nezperce, the county seat of Nez Perce (two words) County is LewisTON. And, while Jerome, Payette, Twin Falls, and Gooding all have the same name for both their county and county seat, Shoshone is the county seat of Lincoln County, not Shoshone, and Bonners Ferry is the County seat of Boundary County, not Bonner. And while Tetonia is in Teton County, Lemhi is in Lemhi County, and Franklin is in Franklin County: Kootenai is not in Kootenai County. Lastly, besides being in Europe, you can find Paris in southeast Idaho and Moscow in north central Idaho. Oh yeah and there are no mountains near Mountain Home.

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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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