Did you Know…
In North Idaho you can time travel. We observe Pacific time north of the Salmon River. The rest of the state goes by Mountain time.
In 1864 and 1901 proposals were made to make North Idaho its own state.
Post Falls is named for Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock Park.
Buck Knives’ manufacturing headquarters is located in Post Falls.
Sandpoint is the headquarters of Litehouse, a national salad dressing manufacturer, and is the location of one of the largest film festivals in the Northwestern United States, the Lakedance International Film Festival.
The main characters in the film “Smoke Signals,” based on the Sherman Alexie story, are Indians of the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
Idaho Potatoes are not genetically modified.
North Idaho’s Guberif is only a year younger than Smokey the Bear. A cartoon character invented in 1945 to increase public awareness of fire prevention and human carelessness, Guberif is Firebug spelled backwards and is now back on the scene in a new fire prevention campaign begun in Spring 2011
Sarah Palin, former Vice-Presidential candidate was born in Sandpoint in 1964.
Coeur d’Alene translates to Heart of the Awl