Good ol' Days


August 25, 2022

From the Colfax Gazette-Commoner, Friday, August 25, 1947 -G.C. photos

75 Years Ago At the left is a stepped hydroplane whose builders, left to right, Harold, Don and Del Fox, used the cabinet shop of Boyd Kohler to build it in. It has a 5-foot beam and is 14 feet long and will be propelled by a 22 h.p. outboard motor on Pend Oreille and Coeur d'Alene lakes this year. At the right Joe Short is shown in the high-speed boat built nearly all by himself in C. A. Bruning's shop, which he took to Conkling Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene Saturday evening. His younger brother, Larry, is at his right The craft, 7 feet 11 inches long, is of the scow type; is simple and strong as well as speedy and with its 10 h.p. motor will plane at 35 m.p.h. It weighs about 75 pounds.

125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, August 27, 1897

Broke Out of Jail

Monday night at Pullman, three men whose names were not known, were seen breaking into the residence of J. M. Palmerton. The officers were notified and the men captured while still in the house. The were locked up and preliminary examination fixed for Tuesday afternoon. When the officer went to bring the prisoners into court, he found the lockup vacated, the three burglars having escaped during the morning. The cell door was fastened with bolts, the nuts being screwed into place. The prisoners had cut a notch i...

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