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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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6/24/2014 - 8/31/2014 -  Local Host Families Needed For Exchange Students
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Please publicize our PSA. Best Regards, Cindy Keeney ASSE Western Regional Office 1-800-733-2773 ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and would like to come to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students are conversant in English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. Those persons interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com. There are many students to choose from, so call and begin the process of selecting your new son or daughter today! ​

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7/21/2014 - 7/25/2014 -  Wonder Works Day Camp
Moscow
Wonder Works is a FREE summer day camp for kids! Held July 21 – 25, 2014 at 9 AM – 12 PM at The Yellow House (at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse), 420 East Second Street, Moscow, ID. We welcome ALL children ages 7 – 11 regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Join us for arts & crafts, science activities, yoga for kids, nature exploration, and more! Each day will be based on a different theme (themes include: "Uniquely You", "Helping Hands" and "Taking Care of Our World"). A mid-morning snack will be provided. Wonder Works is staffed by caring, experienced volunteers from our community. CPR/First Aid certified. Space is limited. Please register by June 15th at: www.humanistsofthepalouse.org/daycamp For more information visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wonderworksdaycamp QUESTIONS? Call Janny Stratichuk at 208-301-3478 or email: jstratichuk@americanhumanist.org

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7/27/2014 -  LCHS Ice Cream Social
Moscow
Sundae, sundae, SUNDAE! Join the Latah County Historical Society for a summer afternoon of delicious ice cream sundaes and family fun at the McConnell Mansion. Meet us on the Mansion lawn on Sunday, July 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Listen to the music of Undiscovered Country while enjoying activities like the water balloon toss, and horse and wagon rides. Demonstrations will be given by the WSU Raptors, the Appaloosa Lace Makers, and the Hog Heaven Muzzle Loaders. House tours and a new Caddie Woodlawn exhibit will are among this year’s highlights. Join us for all of this and much more! Ice cream sundaes and watermelon are on the house. This event is free and open to the public. The McConnell Mansion is located at 110 South Adams Street. For more information, email lchslibrary@latah.id.us, or call (208) 882-1004.

Related Website:  http://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org
7/31/2014 -  Idaho’s New Fast Forward Program Provides Students Funding For Their Future
Moscow
Idaho’s Fast Forward program allows every high school junior up to $200 a year and high school seniors up to $400 a year. These funds can cover up to 75% of the cost of taking dual credit courses, college bearing exams, or professional-technical exams. Come and learn more about Fast Forward on July 31st at the University of Idaho in Renfrew Hall, Classroom 126. This is a great opportunity for students to get funding for their future.

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