Forest became a town site in 1893 when the post office was chartered.  It was on the main road to the Buffalo Hump gold fields from Lewiston through Waha and Grangeville.  It was named for its setting in the magnificent stand of timber; the area was first used by sheep and cattle ranchers, then homesteaders came.  It is nearly a ghost town now that hosts winter-time snowmobiling with western hospitality.  It is near hunting and stream fishing.





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