Francis Warren settled the ara of the present town of Bovill, Idaho, around 1890. He built a log home at what is now the center of Bovill, and the vicinity came to be known as Warren Meadows. While lumber is the primary industry, Bovill is nestled in a beautiful mountain meadow, with opportunities for great camping, hunting and fishing available in all directions. Moose Creek Reservoir is a local favorite, offering a peaceful location for camping, fishing and recreation for the entire family. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Deary, Idaho was settled in the 1880s and 1890s predominately by Scandinavians from the Midwest. In 1905 Potlatch Lumber Company engineers decided to locate a station of the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company on this site. The mountain north of town that rises 1,100 feet above its surroundings is known at Potato Hill (elev. 4,017). It is a volcanic vent of undetermined age. Early residents called it Spud hill, but the enterprise always referred to it as Mount Deary. Two forested reservoirs are nearby and offer camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org and www.deary-id.com.
Visit scenic Genesee, Idaho, and enjoy the historic buildings downtown, take a country drive to admire the beautiful rolling hills of wheat, barley, garbanzo beans, peas and lentils, or shop at the local antique store. Another great adventure is to visit the national historic site, White Springs Ranch. Take a trip back in time and see the circa 1876 log cabin and the 1884-1904 farm home. Genesee Community Day, the first Saturday of June, draws families to enjoy the car show, basketball tournament, quilt show, or the Cow Creek Run. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org and geneseecivicassoc.org/.
Visitors to Juliaetta, Idaho, love to stop by the historical Bank of Juliaetta, now known as "First Bank of Pizza," and admire the original ceiling and safe, while enjoying homemade pizza for the entire family. Visitors are always welcome to tour the privately owned Castle Museum, which was constructed by Abraham A. Adams in the early 1900s. Today, the museum's rooms are filled with a collection of antiques and artifacts relating to local and Pacific Northwest history. Visitors can also venture up the hill to Colter's Creek Winery. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Thomas Kirby founded Kendrick, Idaho, in 1889. Kendrick's rich history can still be enjoyed today. Visitors can admire many of the historic 1904 buildings on Main Street, tour the Bethany and Leland Churches, pull over to investigate the basalt columns that many university students travel to see, or shop at one of the many antique shops downtown. Kendrick also welcomes visitors from all over the country to their annual Locust Blossom Festival, which is held the last Saturday of May. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Potlatch, Idaho is one of the most scenic towns in Latah County, The spectacular scenery surrounding Potlatch consists of deep pine forests and grassy meadows, clear rivers and babbling mountain streams, providing year-round recreational opportunities. Potlatch provides excellent accommodations for hunting, fishing, camping, and other recreational activities. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org and www.potlatch-id.com.
Eight miles west of Moscow, is charming Pullman, Washington. With a population of 31,000, Pullman offers spectacular natural beauty plus urban amenities due to Washington State University, which occupies one-third of the town. Pullman has a fresh, small town feel, and the locals are welcoming and excited that you are exploring their town.
Visitors can also explore Troy, Idaho, originally known as Huff's Gulch. Today the community of Troy is a fun place for visitors to make a pit stop and check out some of the local shops downtown, take a picnic in the park, o enjoy the Latah Trail that connects Troy to Moscow. The community of Troy also has fun family events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.troyidaho.net. Portions of this text excerpted from www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.