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North Central Idaho is blessed with mountain beauty and wild rivers.  In the early days small boats, or ferries were used to cross the Clearwater. The Idaho Statesman – June 20, 1899 ORO FINO FERREY TIED UP. The Steamer Hannaford …

The River Took Them Read More »

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Background – I have spent the last several years seeking information on my GGG-Grandfather Ellwood Brown and his involvement in the Underground Railroad, after reading his biography and discovering my GGG-Grandmother’s obituary, which mentioned them helping to run the movement, …

Ellwood Brown – Stalwart Abolitionist, Dedicated to Freedom Read More »

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Patriotism is one of the noblest and loftiest emotions of the heart, it should be along with our religion and our homes the first best thought.  Where would be today our happy homes, if it was not for this strong …

Patriot, Political Activist & Progressive – Emma Webster (Brown) Harlan – A 19th Century Woman Read More »

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During his lifetime John Paxon “Jack” Harlan’s career involved being a miner, merchant, farmer, trapper, teacher, soldier, historian, public servant, civic leader, timber cruiser, coroner et al.  Following is a brief synopsis of his life: John Paxon Harlan John “Jack” Paxon Harlan was born …

Jack of All Trades, Master of Many – J. P. Harlan Homesteads in Idaho Read More »

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Background:  This is part of the Brown line that originated in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This family has ties to the Webster’s and Harlan’s of Lancaster County.  This family line has many branches that continued their journey West, some as far as …

Remembering Civil War Heroes Who Served Their Country This Memorial Day Read More »

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