DFO: Any secret for living so long?
AW: Just lucky.
DFO: When was the golden age of Coeur d'Alene?
AW: Today. All of the development that's going on. All the businesses that are coming here. All the buildings that are being built. When I came here (by boxcar in 1911), there were only 4,000 people. Government Way was the western limits for the city. Harrison (Avenue) was the northern city limits. The eastern city limits was between 10th and 11th street.
DFO: Who would you consider to be the top Coeur d'Alene mayor during your lifetime?
AW: You can't beat the present mayor. Sandi Bloem does a gorgeous job.
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