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laclede ferry in the sandpoint area

"This is a picture of the Laclede Ferry pulling out for its trip to the area of Seneacquoteen. Cap Markham ran the ferry at one time but later sold it. He was known for his ability to build good steamboats, many of which were found on the lake and river in the Sandpoint area. Early 1900's."

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These articles were written by Bob Gunter and detail some of the early history of Sandpoint and Bonner County. Most of the photos were provided by the Bonner County Historical Society and have been used with their permission.

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Old Photos main page | Lumber Camp | 1st Ave. 1920's | Apple Box
1st Ave. North | 1927 Record Snow | Westwood Building
1st Ave. 1918 | First School | Courthouse | 1st Ave. 1900
2nd and Cedar | Gem Theatre | Foster's Garage | 5th Ave. Parade
Old Creamery | Schweitzer 1963 | Gem theatre 1920's | McFarland House
Farmin School Band | The Sandpoint Band | Mrs. Culver | Community Hall
Hunting 1890 | City Beach 1930| Snow Removal | Sandpoint Central school
Community Hall 1944 | 1st and Church 1920's | City Beach 1940
Old City Hall | Drum & Bugle Corps | Laundry 1908 | Dalby Dealership
Don's Carhop | Dover School 1930's | Dover Community Hall | Dover Church
Kerr & Nead Store | Auction Yard | Farmin Building | Parade 1940's
Sandpoint Band 1940 | Railroad Depot 1900 | Cady & Pier Ford Dealership
Old Garfield Bay | Hwy 200 1920's | Bonner General | The Hotel Idaho
USO Building in Sandpoint | Sandpoint Hotel | Painter Hotel | Loggers 1925
McFarland Building | Priest River parade 1917 | Merwin's Hardware
Humbird Lumber Mill| Quality Inn 1970 | High School 1924 | High School 1999
Northern Pacific Depot | Sled Logging 1913 | Hotel Hope bar 1898
The Village of Sandpoint |Hope Hotel | The Page House | Bakery 1900 | Chinese pipes
The Power House | Page Hospital | The Parnell Hospital | Graham Hospital
Canadian Sea Plane | Priest River 4th 1917 | Priest River Jail 1900 | Priest River 4th
Sandpoint 1900 | First Street Car | Main st. and 4th | Central School
Old Sandpoint High School | City Dock late 40's | Teddy Roosevelt Visit | Lumber Train
Sandpoint Parade 1917 | Women's Relief Corps | Flood of 1948 | Power House Flooded
1948 Fire Nead's | 1901 Saw Mill in Hope | Will Whitaker Bank | Will Whitaker
Old Building | Powerful Men of the era | Superior Apartments | LaClede School house 1950's
Fire Department 1920's | Korner Cafe | "The Bar that wouldn't Quit"
Old Long Bridge | Trained Deer | Humbird Mill 2 | 1937 Snow Year | 1st Gas Pump
Tracy's Bike Shop | Original Bonners Ferry | Logging Shack | 300lb Sturgeon
Oldest Building in Clark Fork | Garfield Bay | Aerial of Sandpoint | Mill Houses
First Snowplow | Old Lake Street | WWI Bike Shop | Bike Shop 1916 | Pioneers
Merwin's Hardware | Poor House | Pucci House | Fires of 1910 | Pistol Creek
Ice Fisherman | Heisler Engine | Jeanie Whitaker | Elsaessor House | Helen Peterson
Ferry in Bonners | The Second Long Bridge | Old Coal Chute | 4th parade 30's
Old Hope Cemetery | Early Labor Union | Snow down town 1940's | More Snow 1940's
Sandpoint Flooding 1948 | Hope Idaho 1950's | Old Locomotive | First Long Bridge
LaClede Saw Mill | Claude Fletcher | Humbird Mill | More Humbird Mill
First LaClede School | LaClede Ferry | Sandpoint Laundry | Early Laundry
L.D. Farmin | Old School | Sandpoint Radio Station | Bridge Street | 3 Bridges
Sandpoint 1940's | Sandpoint Docks | City Beach | From the Air | Cocolalla School
Central School | 1920 Fire Dept. | Old Snow Removal | Steam Ship | 320lb Sturgeon
Indians 1950 | 4th parade 1904 | Parade 1910 | Third Long Bridge 50's
Parade in the 50's | Building 3rd Bridge | Cedar St. 1950's | Building 2nd Bridge
1st and 2nd Bridges | Steam Ship 1900's | Passenger Steam Ship | Door Company
Fire Department 1920 | High School Football 1922 | LaClede Lumber Company
Talache Silver Mill | Talache Silver Mill 2 | The Wagon Bridge | The Diamond "D"
Ford Tri-Motor | Ford Tri-Motor 2 | Old Kootenai School | Pend Oeille Lodge
Steam Ship "Mary Moody" | Early Sandpoint Logging | Dalby's Service Station
Lakeview, ID 1910 | The first pump truck | Clark Fork Ferry 1900 | Clark Fork Ferry
1st and Pine 1900 | The steamer Northern | Steam Ships on the Lake | The Old Man
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