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August 2, 2018

Courtesy of Sanders County Historical Society

RIVER PIGS working logs corralled in a boom just above the dam at Thompson Falls. The town can be seen in the background.

40 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 3, 1978

LOGGERS DEVELOPED COLORFUL LANGUAGE

By W.L. Olson, Kootenai Logging Specialist

"The flapjacks were too round so I went countin' ties." A poor excuse to quit a job was often better than none at all, so the logger headed down the railroad tracks for town, countin' t...



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