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Good Old Days: April 16, 2020


April 16, 2020

John Timberlake was in the process of removing the cover from the 165-foot awning which runs in front of Fonk's and two other businesses. This signals the start of a massive construction project that will hit town this summer. From the April 17, 1997, issue of the Whitman County Gazette.

125 years ago

The Commoner

April 19, 1895

Wm. Webster and John Stinson have returned from their mining claims on the Snake River above Almota, expecting to return there after making arrangements for the necessary machinery to enable profitable prosecution of the business of mining. Mr. Webster in talking with the Gazette reporter, said: "y mining claim is about four miles above Almota, and the gold bearing gravel deposit is back from the river some distance and above it about 40 feet. The gravel lies under an alkali coat from three to six feet in thickness and the bar itself is fully three...

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