30 June 2011

Depot Gets Its First Researcher

Khaleila Wright is researching the Potlatch Lumber Company camp history and info pertaining to Camp Grizzly, planning to write a book about ghost stories related to the area.  Once she contacted Barb Coyner about such local history, the two arranged to meet up at the depot.  Where else could she pore over Family Tree issues and other old papers other than sitting at William Deary's desk?  This is the kind of encounter we love!  At the same time Khaleila was writing out her findings in the small office, Jim West was working with another new volunteer, Amber Townsley, who comes to us from Columbia Falls, Montana.  Amber loves to work with power tools and spent time painting trims yesterday.  We thank you, Amber!

07 June 2011

Depot Store Open for Business

Pictured above are storekeepers Karen Rohn and Don Somers sharing a lighter moment as they prepare the HPG's Company Store for its opening weekend.  During the summer, the store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm.  New merchandise includes an array of HPG logo caps and shirts, plus Karen's amazing artwork, a number of train-themed books, CDs and gift items from the Potlatch Historical Society.  The depot is also decked out with historical exhibits for viewers to enjoy, and Don has train videos running during business hours.  Be sure and stop by if you are in the area and don't foget to shop the Depot and Potlatch for Father's Day gifts.  The city-wide yard sale and downtown flea market are June 18, and a new antique shop, Hatter Creek Treasures, has joined the business district.  Make the Depot and Potlatch your destination soon!!!!

03 June 2011

Speeder Pre-sale tickets now available

Can you hear them calling "All Aboard!" at the Potlatch Depot???  Mark your calendar for Saturday July 9 when the speeders return to town to share their little cars and enthusiasm, letting riders experience riding the rails.  Pre-sale tickets went on sale yesterday at the Potlatch branch of US Bank and already some of the seats have sold for the long ride to Palouse at 3:15 pm.  Couple those tickets with tickets to the barbecue dinner at the little depot in Scenic Six Park and you have the makings of a quality date!


9 am to Princeton  
10 am to Kennedy Ford
11 am to Princeton
12 Noon to Kennedy Ford
1:15 pm to Princeton
2:15 pm to Kennedy Ford
3:15 pm to Palouse ***
3:15 pm to Princeton ***

*** If Palouse ride is not sold out, available seats will head to Princeton at 3:15 pm

Pre-sale tickets for the short rides to Princeton and Kennedy Ford are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.  Presale tickets for the long ride to Palouse are $45, with kids 12 and under at $25.  Remember, these rides are priced a bit higher because they guarantee a ride time and destination.  Tickets purchased on the day of the event are strictly first come-first served.  Short rides to Princeton and Kennedy Ford are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets for the barbecue dinner catered by Don and Tyler Renz are $10 for adults and $7 for kids.  These tickets are offered only on a pre-sale basis.

For more info on pre-sale tickets, contact the US Bank in Potlatch at (208) 875-1351.