Articles to be part of 150-year books
The 150-year Committee met at the Historical Museum Thursday, July 26 and it was reported the books are formatted and they were to go to the printers on Tuesday, July 31 and they will be getting 4 proof copies by the end of this week.
It was decided to include the Chronicle articles and photos within the books as adding an extra 100 pages adds only about $1.00 to the cost per set, which is a lot more economical than a stand-alone book that likely would’ve run in excess of $25. It is estimated that the 2-volume set would cost about $42-$45. They will have a firmer cost by this Friday.
They are looking at an initial press run of 200 copies of the 2-volume set. There will be order tables at this weekend’s Raspberry Festival and also at the upcoming Idaho County Fair. Delivery of the books is expected in September.
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will become the distribution point for the books.
Committee chair Deb Clark thanked the committee members for all the work and especially Jeanne Arnzen and Claudia Gehring who did a lot of the typing and Betty Jane Clark for doing most of the layout work and negotiating with printers.

We received this photo a while back that was from the Stan and Bertha Kopczynski family. Shown is the corner of Main and King with the Simon Bros. Meat Market and the Mode Theatre which apparently was showing “The Parson of Panamint.” The sign hanging out on the market was the shingle for Dr. Wesley Orr who had his office upstairs.

City Electric from about the early 1970’s. That’s Stan Kopczynski in the office in the back.

Cottonwood Elevator in about 1915. Photo courtesy of Claudia Gehring.

St. Michael’s Monastery. Photo courtesy of Claudia Gehring.

Hoenes, Orrs and Jennys in 1919 at the “County Road Patrolman Camp.” Photo courtesy of Claudia Gehring.

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