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Wild Card/Monday — 10.25.10

I didn't realize that the Spanish-American War caused the beginning of the end for Fort Sherman, the current site of North Idaho College. According to Louise Shadduck's "At the Edge of the Ice: Where Coeur d’Alene and its People Meet," Fort Sherman troops were called to serve in the Spanish-American War in 1898, effectively ending the need for the fort where Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River meet. The fort officially closed 5 years later. I read part of Louise's book several years ago. And am going to slowly plow through it again. Do you know much about local history? Now, with a week and a day left until the general election, I'll play today's Wild Card ...

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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