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Kootenai County To Observe 150th

The Kootenai County Commissioners are pleased to announce an important milestone for 2014, the county’s sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the creation of Kootenai County. The territory of Idaho was officially organized on March 4, 1863, by Act of Congress, and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. On Dec. 22, 1864, the county was established by the Second Territorial Legislature from the north end of Nez Perce County. Sin-na-ac-qua-teen, a trading post below Lake Pend Oreille, was appointed as the first county seat. Rathdrum replaced Sin-na-ac-qua-teen as the county seat in 1881 and Coeur d’Alene replaced Rathdrum in 1908. At tomorrow’s Business Meeting on January 7th, we intend to adopt a Proclamation to recognize the significance of the county’s sesquicentennial/Kootenai County commissioners, news release. More here.

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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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