Marshall somehow procured about a mile of frontage on either side of the point and proceeded to register in the first plat Tesemini Plat on the lake.
Appearing at the foot of the bed where the beautiful woman is giving birth to a daughter, the huge cougar sits quietly because he knows all that is to be and sees. The Spirit Lake Police Department posted a video Friday of a cougar wandering around someone's backyard Thursday night.
His plat spanned two sections and this complicated matters. He apparently only had agriculture rights to the Section 7 portion and the Northern Pacific took that part when they received their land grant. Unclear records hint that he ran into financial difficulties with the rest and his name disappeared for good around While not provable, it is likely that Marshall built the large log lodge still residing on Marshall Point and used by the Tesemini Outing Club to this day. This pristine area, including the lodge, was for years a destination point for numerous excursioners and vacationers, including the Charles Bell family.
During the spring of , Walter M. Burns inspired a group of Spokane businessmen to buy and re-plat most of the previously platted property 80 acres and form an outing club. Wright and family arrived at Spirit Lake in after buying the E. He homesteaded the acres at the very edge of what was to become the Village of Spirit Lake and served as the postmaster for a time. Local tradition suggests that his place was built in the s and that it supported the horse riders carrying the mail between Rathdrum and Newport.
Its location supports this theory.
Various records show that he was both a farmer and merchant. By all reports he was well-to-do and his wealth increased while in Spirit Lake. In he built a veritable mansion for the time for his family on a bluff overlooking Spirit Lake. The family soon began spending winters in California and he later sold this wonderful home to the Masonic Lodge and it is still one of the pristine places in Spirit Lake.
He had the first phone in Spirit Lake and was obviously a forward thinker. According to Spirit Lake legend, Wright was a Mormon with four wives and was very hostile as the town was being built, sitting on a stump with a rifle to scare people off.
After research, these stories proved false. First, in his will, he asked to be buried by a Methodist minister, Second, there is no record that he had anything but one wife at a time and five daughters. Finally, a daughter, Arlene Grace Lassell, completely debunks this myth. Wright actually had two separate families; his first wife died.
The oldest daughters from the first wife were apparently mistaken for wives. All evidence indicates that Wright was a solid citizen with real interest in helping the community. This is most interesting as Jenkins was around 80 years old and owned numerous other ventures around the Inland Empire. After the war, Jenkins, a lawyer, moved west trying to find a climate more suitable for his substantial health issues.
After stops in Tennessee, Colorado and Seattle as a practicing attorney and judge, he arrived in Spokane Falls in , when the town had only inhabitants. He homesteaded acres in what is now downtown Spokane. When a dispute developed over the location of the Spokane County seat Spokane or Cheney , he donated a full block for construction of the new courthouse, which still stands today.
All evidence indicates that the lodge at Cougar Point catered to vacationers and the social set, rather then used as a hunting lodge, which initially made more sense. He owned and operated the steamer Echo, which was for a time was piloted by another familiar pioneer, Ole Anderson. After Jenkins death in , his daughter, Emma, owned the property for a long time. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam spokesman. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cougar of Spirit Lake , please sign up.
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Linnette Eller's characters were believable and fully developed and the story line wove through powerful emotions, over an extensive period of time and journeyed through a lot of country. The book is a combination of romance, history, spiritual Cougar of Spirit Lake was recently reviewed and received a Five Star Rating by Gloria Antypowich: The book is a combination of romance, history, spiritual lore, paranormal experiences, courage, good and evil and violence.
For me it unfolded like a movie as I turned the pages; in fact I believe it could be made into a movie. I was impressed with the Eller's research and the knowledge that she seemed to have for the topics she wrote about.
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While no census records him, there is plenty of evidence that Charlie Soderstrom arrived in the Spirit Lake area in the late s and homesteaded the mountainside above Silver Beach on the north side of the main lake. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 06, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves:
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