05 April 2011
Deary's Desk Comes to the Depot
Dan Crandall brought the William Deary desk to the depot last Saturday. Dan is the Director of the Latah County Historical Society and a real fan of the depot project. For some time he has hoped to bring the desk back to town and he picked a day of pouring rain and cold to get the job done. Accompanied by his wife Marilyn, sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ward Pletcher of Ferndale WA, son Aaron and grandson Perry, Dan toured his family through the depot and even enjoyed a look at the caboose. Marilyn was especially interested in being part of the demolition day scheduled for April 30. That's when the US Bank employees will volunteer some hours of community service, thanks to HPG President Kenny Cada, manager of the Potlatch branch of US Bank.
Dan isn't exactly sure how the desk came to the LCHS headquarters and he didn't know whether the desk had been at the depot or maybe at an office in Moscow, but he knew it was Deary's desk. It is possible that the desk actually was in the depot back in the days of Deary's tenure. Dan assures us he will be looking into the background of the desk when he gets time and further information.
Dan Crandall and his family toured the caboose as part of delivering the William Deary desk to the depot last weekend.
Meanwhile Paul "Poke" Montgomery called last week to say the lumber for the caboose is ready and will be brought to the annex when the weather clears up. Poke and his wife Jeanette are donating the lumber for the caboose, a very generous gift for the X5 and the HPG!