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In Memoriam To An Idaho Original

In his weekly column for the St. Maries Gazette-Record, Chris Carlson/The Carlson Chronicles tells of his uncle Jack Briggs, an Idaho original, who died last week in Salmon at age 81: "We always could bring a smile to each other’s face by recalling the scene of his father, Fergus Briggs, Sr., a devout Baptist, holding a rake in hand extended toward the garage ceiling and jumping up in an attempt to hook that early Playboy Magazine pin-up of Marilyn Monroe in a diversion Jack had stapled to the ceiling where he could view it as he rolled out from under a vehicle on which he was working." More here.

Question: Who would you describe as an Idaho original?



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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