In All the West

 In All the West

 In All the West No Place Like This
A Pictorial History of the Coeur d'Alene Region

272 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"
Hardcover $38.95 ISBN 978-0-9825220-0-4
Paperback $28.95 ISBN 978-0-9723356-4-5

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This book is 272-pages, with 290 historic photographs. The new edition includes enhanced photographs, minor corrections and changes in the layout of the book.

A graceful, lyric overview of the history of the Coeur d'Alene region, In All the West begins with a peek at the lives of the Coeur d'Alene Indians, and then traces the early days of the area's colorful locales, including Worley, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Bayview, Lakeview, Athol, Chilco, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, Harrison, and Coeur d'Alene.

For its relatively recent discovery, the Panhandle of North Idaho is rich in history, and this book documents the progress in remarkable detail.



  • Circling Raven: Coeur d'Alene Indians
  • Opening the Reservation: Worley
  • The Lower Coeur d'Alene River Valley
  • From Westwood to Rathdrum
  • Blackwell's Vision: Spirit Lake
  • Heavenly Waters: Twin Lakes
  • Dreams as Deep as Lake Pend Oreille: Bayview and Lakeview
  • The Land of Agricultural Paradise: Athol and Chilco
  • Green City in the Pines: Hayden Lake
  • Post Falls: A Town to Rival Spokane Falls
  • Coeur d'Alene: The Newport of the West
  • Harrison: A Town of Waterfront Mills
  • Recreation Unrivaled
  • Bibliography and Index


About The Authors:

Simone Kincaid

Simone Carbonneau Kincaid graduated from Chico State University of California in 1977 with a B.A. in Anthropology and minors in Archaeology and Geology. She came to Idaho in 1976 and fell in love with the state. Since that time she has worked as an archaeologist for the University of Idaho, BLM, U.S. Forest Service and Northwest Archaeological Associates, Inc. Her major interests are historic mining, logging, Civilian Conservation Corps and Forest Service activities. In 1981 she coordinated the project to design and organize a catalogue system for the Museum of North Idaho’s photograph collection. Simone is a local bookseller, archaeologist and continues to volunteer at the Museum of North Idaho.

Dorothy Dahlgren

Dorothy Dahlgren was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She attended North Idaho College, then the University of Idaho where she graduated with a B.S. in Museology and History in 1982. She received a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 1998. Since 1982 she has been the curator of the photograph, archive and artifacts collections of the Museum of North Idaho as well as serving as the Director of the Museum.

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