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Good Old Days: July 2, 2020


The Commoner

125 years ago

June 21, 1895

A recent issue of the Review, under date of Colfax, publishes the following: “Frequent rumors are heard regarding the intention of the Great Northern to tap this country with a branch line from Harrington.

The route has been surveyed once or twice and only a few weeks ago a party of engineers passed through here on their way to Lewiston, presumably to survey a continuation of the route into the Camas prairie country.

There is an excellent natural roadbed through Sprague and by the mouth of the Rock lake up Pleasant vall...

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