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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 childrenís 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.

Related Website:  http://www.moscowmardigras.com
10/4/2014 -  An Evening at the Depot
Potlatch
Join the WIMHPG Saturday, Oct 4 for an Evening at the Depot. Musical Guest is Blue Highway. Beer and wine available for purchase. Come on out and help support the Historic WI&M Depot. Event starts at 7 pm.


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10/4/2014 -  Lewiston's First Zombie Walk
Lewiston
Lewiston, Idaho, October 4th - This year the zombies are coming, and they are coming to help the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Lewiston is about to have it's first Zombie Walk. What's a Zombie Walk? It's a charity event where Zombie enthusiasts gather to dress like Zombies, put on Zombie makeup, play Zombie games and walk together as a Horde to sit together to watch a Zombie movie!
All revenue from the event will be given to the Lewiston Civic Theatre. At the event there will be a Zombie Carnival with Zombie themed carnival games like: Pop the Brain, Brain Toss, Intestine Ring Toss and the Wheel of Fate. After the Zombie Carnival we will hold our Raffle & Costume Contests. The categories for the Costume Contests are: Scariest Zombie, Funniest Zombie and Best Horde (Group/Family). Then we will walk together through downtown Lewiston, to the Masonic Temple (855 Main St.) where we will be showing some short films, and then the 1963 cult classic film, George A Romero's...Night of the Living Dead. The movie that started it all! Hope to see you there!
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event.
Zombie Carnival:12:00pm - 5:30pm
Raffle and Costume Contest: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Zombie Walk: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Shorts by normalhill.com and Night of the Living Dead 6:30pm.


Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org/content.php?page_id=58
10/4/2014 -  Lewiston's First Zombie Walk
Clarkston
Lewiston, Idaho, October 4th - This year the zombies are coming, and they are coming to help the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Lewiston is about to have it's first Zombie Walk. What's a Zombie Walk? It's a charity event where Zombie enthusiasts gather to dress like Zombies, put on Zombie makeup, play Zombie games and walk together as a Horde to sit together to watch a Zombie movie!
All revenue from the event will be given to the Lewiston Civic Theatre. At the event there will be a Zombie Carnival with Zombie themed carnival games like: Pop the Brain, Brain Toss, Intestine Ring Toss and the Wheel of Fate. After the Zombie Carnival we will hold our Raffle & Costume Contests. The categories for the Costume Contests are: Scariest Zombie, Funniest Zombie and Best Horde (Group/Family). Then we will walk together through downtown Lewiston, to the Masonic Temple (855 Main St.) where we will be showing some short films, and then the 1963 cult classic film, George A Romero's...Night of the Living Dead. The movie that started it all! Hope to see you there!
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event.
Zombie Carnival:12:00pm - 5:30pm
Raffle and Costume Contest: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Zombie Walk: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Shorts by normalhill.com and Night of the Living Dead 6:30pm.


Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org/content.php?page_id=58
10/4/2014 -  Lewiston's First Zombie Walk
Moscow
Lewiston, Idaho, October 4th - This year the zombies are coming, and they are coming to help the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Lewiston is about to have it's first Zombie Walk. What's a Zombie Walk? It's a charity event where Zombie enthusiasts gather to dress like Zombies, put on Zombie makeup, play Zombie games and walk together as a Horde to sit together to watch a Zombie movie!
All revenue from the event will be given to the Lewiston Civic Theatre. At the event there will be a Zombie Carnival with Zombie themed carnival games like: Pop the Brain, Brain Toss, Intestine Ring Toss and the Wheel of Fate. After the Zombie Carnival we will hold our Raffle & Costume Contests. The categories for the Costume Contests are: Scariest Zombie, Funniest Zombie and Best Horde (Group/Family). Then we will walk together through downtown Lewiston, to the Masonic Temple (855 Main St.) where we will be showing some short films, and then the 1963 cult classic film, George A Romero's...Night of the Living Dead. The movie that started it all! Hope to see you there!
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event.
Zombie Carnival:12:00pm - 5:30pm
Raffle and Costume Contest: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Zombie Walk: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Shorts by normalhill.com and Night of the Living Dead 6:30pm.



Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org/content.php?page_id=58
10/4/2014 -  Lewiston's First Zombie Walk
Pullman
Lewiston, Idaho, October 4th - This year the zombies are coming, and they are coming to help the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Lewiston is about to have it's first Zombie Walk. What's a Zombie Walk? It's a charity event where Zombie enthusiasts gather to dress like Zombies, put on Zombie makeup, play Zombie games and walk together as a Horde to sit together to watch a Zombie movie!
All revenue from the event will be given to the Lewiston Civic Theatre. At the event there will be a Zombie Carnival with Zombie themed carnival games like: Pop the Brain, Brain Toss, Intestine Ring Toss and the Wheel of Fate. After the Zombie Carnival we will hold our Raffle & Costume Contests. The categories for the Costume Contests are: Scariest Zombie, Funniest Zombie and Best Horde (Group/Family). Then we will walk together through downtown Lewiston, to the Masonic Temple (855 Main St.) where we will be showing some short films, and then the 1963 cult classic film, George A Romero's...Night of the Living Dead. The movie that started it all! Hope to see you there!
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event.
Zombie Carnival:12:00pm - 5:30pm
Raffle and Costume Contest: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Zombie Walk: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Shorts by normalhill.com and Night of the Living Dead 6:30pm.



Related Website:  http://lctheatre.org/content.php?page_id=58
10/4/2014 -  3rd Annual Statewide Shelter Open House event
Moses Lake

Take a field trip to your community shelter on October 4th for the 3rd Annual Statewide Shelter Open House event hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. 24 Shelters across Washington State will be opening up their doors to host an Open House Pawty and bring community members in as honored guests. Come see the work they are doing for animals in need--and enjoy a Pawty too!

Visit the Pawsitive Alliance website (www.pawsitivealliance.org) for a list of participating shelters and see what fun activities they have planned, as well as the sponsors who are helping put on this unique and important event!

Related Website:  http://www.pawsitivealliance.org/
10/6/2014 -  Island in Time China 2014 Daoist Wanderings
Moscow

Travel/study tour to China with practicing Daoists. Visit Beijing, Datong, Heng Shan, Tai Yuan, Xian, Hangzhou. Daily qigong practice. Small group. Time for personal exploration and experiences. See China from off the bus.

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10/9/2014 -  Clarkston
Fredís Follies! An amazing talented group of singers, actors and dancers for an evening of awesome entertainment! October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. at Lewis Clark Plaza 6:30 No Host Bar, 7:30 Curtain Dessert provided by Seasonís Bistro

10/9/2014 -  Lewiston
Fredís Follies! An amazing talented group of singers, actors and dancers for an evening of awesome entertainment! October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. at Lewis Clark Plaza 6:30 No Host Bar, 7:30 Curtain Dessert provided by Seasonís Bistro

10/9/2014 -  Moscow
Fredís Follies! An amazing talented group of singers, actors and dancers for an evening of awesome entertainment! October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. at Lewis Clark Plaza 6:30 No Host Bar, 7:30 Curtain Dessert provided by Seasonís Bistro

10/9/2014 -  Pullman
Fredís Follies! An amazing talented group of singers, actors and dancers for an evening of awesome entertainment! October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. at Lewis Clark Plaza 6:30 No Host Bar, 7:30 Curtain Dessert provided by Seasonís

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