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Bonners Ferry Herald Archive

  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  • 18911922

About

The town of Bonners Ferry grew from the site of a ferry crossing on the Kootenay River in northern Idaho. Edwin Bonner established the ferry to transport people taking the Wildhorse Trail northwest to the mines of British Columbia after gold was discovered there in the early 1860s. A small community grew up around the ferry and prospered as a supply center for the mines to the north. Construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad, a transcontinental line that eventually ran from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest, began in 1870. The line reached what is now Bonner County in 1881. In 1893, the transcontinental line from Seattle to Minneapolis-St. Paul was completed, including a station in Bonners Ferry. A subsidiary of Great Northern built a rail line from Bonners Ferry to the Canadian border in 1898. As Bonners Ferry developed in the 20th century, the impact of farming and logging on the local economy grew.

Archive Info

  • 11,404
  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  • 18911922

Source Information

Bonners Ferry Herald, 1904–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 9, 2022

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Bonners Ferry Herald
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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Ratcliff/Hart - Fry/Ratcliff double wedding
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"Late News Notes," Bonners Ferry Herald, 12 Jan 1907, p. 2, col. 2.
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Boundry County's Honor Roll

Boundry County's Honor Roll

Bonners Ferry Herald
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Archive Info

  • 11,404
  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  • 18911922

Source Information

Bonners Ferry Herald, 1904–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 9, 2022