Saltese School

Built in 1893, Saltese School began as a simple log building built on land owned by early pioneer Daniel Courchaine. Grades one through eight were educated in this one-room schoolhouse. Most of the students were children of the first settlers of the…

The Courchaine House

[Private Residence] Greenacres was the place to be for pioneer Daniel Courchaine in 1867. Born in Quebec in the 1830s, Courchaine lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin for a time before heading west to Spokane around 1866 to farm and raise cattle. He…

US Highway 10

By the early 1900s, automobiles were more affordable than ever and the middle class clamored for new roads. US Highway 10 was known at different times as the Sunset Highway, The North Pacific Highway, the Appleway and the Yellowstone Trail. Spanning…

Mica Peak and Prohibition

Mica Peak today is a popular hiking spot with the entrance at Liberty Lake Regional Park. The very qualities that make it perfect for recreation today made it perfect for another activity nearly a hundred years ago - making moonshine. From the…