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Mon., Aug. 11, 2014, 1:40 p.m.

A Brief History Of McEuen Park

Teagan Lang, 13, holds Isaiah Lang while Isaiah plays one of the musical instruments at McEuen Park. Teagan Lang, 13, holds Isaiah Lang while Isaiah plays one of the musical instruments at McEuen Park. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)

Coeur d'Alene attorney Scott Reed re-tells story of McEuen Park: "During World War II with the booming Farragut Naval station the Mullan Park Field Housing Project was built upon this property for workers and families who were coming to the area. After the end of the war Farragut was closed. The Mullan Park Housing Project was taken over by the city in 1953. In 1954 tenants were given notice to vacate. Thereafter, all the buildings were demolished except the managers building which became the headquarters for City Parks and Recreation. That building stayed at that same location for many years thereafter. The east end of the level land served as the Kootenai County Fairgrounds from 1937 to 1953. Until well into the 1950s, the level space was used sporadically for sports, recreation, rodeos, circuses, carnivals and other non-permanent events. More here.

DFO: Yeah, I've run Scott's Brief History of McEuen Park before at HucksOnline. But it's worth repeating.




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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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