By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Good Ol' Days


125 Years ago, Friday, June 11, 1897

Fishing for Squirrels

E.R. Barrell, a hardware merchant of Colfax was in Spokane on business Tuesday. Among other things he purchased while there was a quantity of large fish hooks. When asked if fishing had become suddenly good in the Palouse country he informed a Chronicle reporter that it had not, but that the farmers were using the hooks to catch squirrels with.

This is new and novel but quite a popular and successful one. A large fish hook is fastened to a small piece of board by means of a nail driven through the eye. The board is placed in the m...

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