name is Penny Bennett Casey, and I am your new Volunteer County
Coordinator and Web Mistress.
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me . The more we share with other researchers the better.
County is situated in north central Idaho and was formed from the eastern
section of Nez Perce County on March 3, 1911, and named after the explorer
Captain Meriwether Lewis. Most of the county lies in the Nez Perce
Reservation, which was opened for homesteading November 18, 1895.
The town of Nezperce is the county seat.
area of the county is nearly 478 square miles with a population of about
3,800. Farming, grain handling, and forest-related industries are
the main occupations. The land ranges in elevation from about 1,000
feet above sea level along the Clearwater River to approximately 4,600
feet above sea level at Mason Butte. The soil is black and rich, and
with 20 inches of rainfall in the average year, large crops of wheat,
barley, peas and small seeds are raised.
county is adjacent to the Wilderness Area where big game hunting and
fishing is at its best.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
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