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High Noon: Herb Revisits Roots

Herb Huseland (shown standing below steps in photo) and youngest son, Brian, took a trip down memory lane when they headed for the Colville area. Herb's grandfather homesteaded land there. His mother taught in the one-room building (pictured in inset). Herb: "Just up the road about three miles was the one room schoolhouse where my mother, Nina Huseland nee Barton,taught grades 1 through 8. Most farm kids ended their education after the 8th year. We set out to find the old school, called Spirit. We had information that it was still standing after 98 years. We found it north of the mine about 3 miles on the right side of the road. It was repainted barn red and is now a private residence. Originally it was white." More here.

Question: Have you ever taken a trip back to visit your childhood roots?



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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