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The Slice: What Are You Known For?

A friend passed along a newspaper clipping, to Paul Turner of The Slice: "On an Associated Press article about unrest in the Middle East, he had highlighted a passage in which residents of a certain town in Syria were described by a news source as people “known to be exceptionally fierce.” I suspect my friend regarded that as a bit of a stereotype, one we might be slower to accept if applied to some locale closer to home. So he wrote, “What are residents of Davenport, Colville, etc., ‘known to be’ like?” As it happens, I have a list:

  • Sandpoint residents are “known to be exceptionally good dancers.”
  • Moscow residents are “known to be exceptionally beguiling.”
  • Athol residents are “known to be exceptionally patient.”
  • Post Falls residents are “known to be exceptionally devoted to card playing.”
  • More here.

Question: Paul fails to mention Coeur d'Alene. What are residents of Coeur d'Alene 'known to be' like? And Hayden? And any other place not mentioned?

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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