The Harrison Area

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Harrison dates to 1891, during the exciting days of the Northwest's expansion. The area's forests were full of old growth pine, fir, and cedar. Lakes and rivers provided transportation. Logging camps, sawmills, homesteads, and towns were springing up. Harrison was such a town, growing from a squatter homestead to a bustling city of 2,000 with stores, hotels, saloons, and churches in 12 short years. Mills lined the waterfront vying for space with the railroad and steamship docks. The boom did not last, but its legacy is a small, proud, picturesque city on the shore of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.
ISBN: 9780738574486
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Idaho
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Recounted here is the story of the hopes, hardships, failures, and successes of the early settlers and entrepreneurs who braved floods, fires, and the wilderness to fulfill their dreams. Through the years, local historians and families have contributed photographs and personal accounts to the Crane Historical Society's museum archives. Using these and newspaper records, the society's members have compiled a pictorial presentation of the area's glorious history.
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