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Good Old Days: May 9, 2019


May 9, 2019

The 1918 Palouse High School basketball team: The 1918 Palouse High School basketball team was, according to a player's son, Tom McFarland, "the best team around." They often traveled by train, playing teams such as Medical Lake. Second from left is Lawton "Packy" McFarland, raised in Palouse, who later ran a store in Colfax. His son, Tom, was raised in Colfax and now lives in Sagle, Idaho. Others pictured are _______ Magnetti, McFarland, W. Lawton, Thomas Potter, _______ Parker, _______ Miller and _______ Dasch.

125 years ago

The Commoner, May 11, 1894

Postmaster William L. Brown, of Hooper, who spent Tuesday in Colfax, brought details to the Commoner of a rather sensational piece of news from Washtuchna, a station 10 miles below Hooper.

In the summer of 1893, a young man who gave his name as William Herrick appeared in Washtuchna and found employment there as a "broncho buster." He worked the greater part of his time for George W. Bassett and obtained the reputation of being an all-round tough character. He was called "Bill" when he made his...

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