Coeur d‘Alene is located in the northwestern part of the state of Idaho and a city and seat of Kootenai County. It sits near the northern end of Coeur d’Alene Lake near the Washington border. The area was first founded as a trading post that serves For Coeur d’Alene in 1879 and was later on developed after the discovery of silver and lead after the arrival of the railroad in 1886. The mines in the area have been bitter industrial scene strife between the unionized owners and of the mine owners. It was also the location where the union leaders, which includes the prosecution of William D. Haywood for murder, the secretary-treasurer was later on acquitted. The city is currently the headquarters of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The city’s economic mainstay has been lumbering and has eventually been supplemented by tourism.
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