Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country (Images of America)


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The first permanent settlers of Kaniksu County filtered into the Priest River and Priest Lake area of northern Idaho's panhandle in the late 1880s. Some came to build homes, farms, and businesses in an area where none had existed before. Others were more interested in trapping and prospecting; they sought to lead solitary and eccentric lives away from civilization. Most settlers learned quickly that harvesting the vast timber wealth of the heavily forested mountains was the best way to earn a livelihood. For almost 50 years, millions of logs and cedar poles were sent down the tumultuous Priest River to its confluence with the larger Pend Oreille. This was believed to be the second-to-last log drive to end in the lower 48 states. Construction of the Great Northern Railroad in 1892 spurred both industry and settlement, opening the way for sawmills downstream to service their markets until modern roads and trucking came into existence.

Title: Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country (Images of America)

Author Name: Marylyn Cork (Author), Jeanne M. Tomlin (Author), Diane E. Mercer (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Arcadia Publishing: 2012

ISBN Number: 0738589195

ISBN Number 13: 9780738589190

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 110723

Description: New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country (Images of America) By Marylyn Cork (Author), Jeanne M. Tomlin (Author), Diane E. Mercer (Author) Product Details Series: Images of America Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 25, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0738589195 ISBN-13: 9780738589190 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches

Keywords: Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country (Images of America)