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Deary, Idaho is the product of the Potlatch Lumber Company, just like Elk River, Bovill and Potlatch.  But unlike other company towns along the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company, Deary was carved out of the timber by homesteaders and farmers.  The town lies at the head of the Big Bear and Texas Ridges at the edge of the great white pine forest.  It was to these areas that homesteaders came in the 1880's and '90's.  They were mostly Scandinavians who had tried the upper Midwest first.  To these people a good farm had timber on it, and by the late nineteenth century in the Midwest, land parcels were small and the forests were dwindling.

The town of Deary was born on September 24, 1907.  That was the first sale day of town lots by the Deary Townsite Company, managed by F. C. McGowan and H. P. Henry.  Unlike the town of Potlatch where every interest and life itself was run by the lumber company, the announced policy of Potlatch Lumber Company was to log around Deary and then sell the cleared lands.  McGowan and Henry were former employees of Potlatch until 1907, who had been educated in the East, risen through the company ranks, and installed as managers of the Townsite Company to oversee Potlatch interests.  Two homes which still stand were built for their occupation by Potlatch

Deary continued to grow as Potlatch Lumber Company expanded its operations.  The Deary Lumber Company was established in 1909 to independently mill lumber, the Deary Clay Products Company turned out bricks first used in building the First State Bank at Bovill, and the Farmer's Union built warehouses to make Deary a grain shipping point.  Through it all, Anton Lee, who opened his studio July 16, 1909, photographed people, places, and events for postcards and portraits--making a valuable historical record of the region.

Deary is located at the junction of Highways 8 and 3. Agriculture and timber have been the mainstays for the community since its inception. The mountain north of town that rises a thousand feet above its surroundings, is known at Potato Hill (elev. 4,017). It is a volcanic vent of undetermined age. Early residents called it Spud Hill, but the Enterprise always referred to it as Mount Deary. Two forested reservoirs are nearby and offer camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Photo credit: Paul J. McClellan. Portions of this text excerpted from http://www.northcentralidaho.info and http://users.moscow.com/lchs/history.html



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3/1/2014 -  Moscow Mardi Gras 2014
Moscow
(recurring until 3/2/2014)
Daytime Mardi Gras features the Moscow Mardi Gras Parade (11 a.m.) and Kid's Mardi Gras (10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in downtown Moscow. Moscow Mardi Gras, Inc. is a non-profit organization which raises money for local children’s organizations and distributes the funds via grants by providing day-long festivities annually on the first Saturday in March and culminating with a festive musical experience in downtown Moscow, Idaho. This year's bands are Sweatshop Union, Soul Siren, McTuff, Bare Wires and the Fabulous Kingpins starting at 9 p.m. Down North and Simba and the Exceptional Africans will be playing all-ages shows starting at 8 p.m. Like us on Facebook or see the webpage for details and locations.

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9/27/2014 -  Murder at the Juice Joint
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Murder at The Juice Joint

With the passing of prohibition and organized crime on the rise, The Juice Joint, a swanky speakeasy run by Rosie Marie, has been nothing but jumping. To celebrate its success, Rosie is planning a party to remember at the exclusive nightspot... and you are invited!

However, one of the names on the guest list is also on another's hit list... and no one is safe from the consequences.

With the murder on the menu, you are certain to find a medley of individuals to make the night most memorable. From the major mobsters and their molls to the swanky singer with her hopes at Hollywood, the cigarette girl with a temper that sizzles to the crooked police chief with nothing to lose -- no one is safe from murder... but everyone will have a chance at solving it. Will the culprit be the Mayor who is capable of murder? The blacklisted bootlegger desperate to increase their sales? Or possibly the director with a shot at making history?

With the recipe for murder, The Juice Joint will be certain to be serving up a night of mayhem to remember.

This is a 21 and over event. Each ticket purchase includes dinner catered by Chef Joan of Swilly's Pony Bar & Bistro, a keepsake of your evening and of course an evening of murder, bribery, blackmail and FUN!


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