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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Hugh Bovill

Hugh Bovill Born in England –1861 Moved to Latah Couty in 1899 opened Bovill Store — 1903 opended Bovill Post Office — 1907 opened Hotel Bovill –1911 moved to Coeur d’Alene –1912 returned to Bovill and attempted unsuccessfully to reopen … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — May 2nd, 1942

The Old(er) Days — May 2nd, 1942 Saturday Night Social

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The Old(er) Days — 4/25/1926–Elks’ Chorus at U of I

The Old(er) Days — April 25th, 1926 Elks’ Chorus at University of Idaho     (Photo actually shows #3 green)

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Members from BPOE #249’s 127 Years of History — Frank Brocke

Frank Brocke Born 1907 on American Ridge, near Kendrick ID apprentice banker at Kendrick State Bank — 1924 graduated Kendrick High School –1926 Cashier at Bank of Troy — 1926 President Bank of Troy — 1928-1974 in 1974 had 10,000+ … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Frank Brocke

Frank Brocke Born 1907 on American Ridge, near Kendrick ID apprentice banker at Kendrick State Bank — 1924 graduated Kendrick High School –1926 Cashier at Bank of Troy — 1926 President Bank of Troy — 1928-1974 in 1974 had 10,000+ … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — April 21st, 1944

The Old(er) Days — April 21st, 1944 Grand Exalted Ruler Visit

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Kenny Hites

Kenny Hites Born in Moscow ID –1954 graduated Moscow High School — 1971 facilities department — University of Idaho — 1985-2015 died in Moscow — 2018 Lifetime member of BPOE #249 — on lodge wall of remembrance

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Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 4/14/19

 Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary MHS golf practices — Friday @ 3:30 PM — 3/22 – 5/17 GHIN activation — Saturday @ 8:30 AM — 3/23 MHS JV Golf Tournaments — Wednesday @ 10:00 … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — April 11, 1946

The Old(er) Days — April 11th, 1946 Battleship Oregon Gavel

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Roland Hodgins

Roland Hodgins Opened drug store in Genesee — 1895 Purchased White & White Drug Store and renamed it Hodgins Drugstore — 1890 charter member BPOE #249 (membership card #4) — 1892 Hodgins Drugstore served as first University of Idaho Bookstore … Continue reading

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Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 6/11/19

 Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary MHS golf practices — Friday @ 3:30 PM — 3/22 – 5/10 GHIN activation — Saturday @ 8:30 AM — 3/23 MHS JV Golf Tournament — Wednesday @ 10:00 … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Jerome J. Day

Jerome J. Day Born & raised in California worked as union miner until family owned Hercules mine began to show profit Studied at Gonzaga College and at the University of Idaho graduating with degree from College of Mines President of … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Brigadier-General E. R. Chrisman

Brigadier-General Edward R. Chrisman Organized University of Idaho Military Science Department, taught mathematics — 1894-1898 Introduced first women’s military program in the service Sent to Cuba and the Philippines during Spanish American War — 1898-1902 — fought in the battle … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — James H. Forney

James Harvey Forney Graduated from Wofford University — 1875 Public School teacher in California — 1875-1878 Graduated from Hastings Law College — 1879 Territory & State of Idaho District Attorney — 1880-1894 United States Attorney for Idaho 1894-1898 Faculty President … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Burton L. French

Burton L. French Born in Delphi Indiana — 1875 Attended Moscow Public Schools Graduated from the University of Idaho –1901 Law Degree from the University of Chicago — 1903 Idaho State Legislature — 1898-1902 United States House of Representatives — … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Ernest O. Holland

Ernest O. Holland Graduated from Indiana Univrsity — 1895 Public school teacher in Rensselaer Indiana, Anderson Indiana & Louisville Kentucky — 1895-1905 Professor at Indiana University — 1905-1911 PHD from Columbia — 1912 Superintendent of Schools in Louisville Kentucky — … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Gub” Mix

Gainford P “Gub” Mix First graduate of the University of Idaho College of Agriculture — 1901 Quarterback for University of Idaho football team Helped his father plant and nurture many of the trees still standing in East City Park Founded … Continue reading

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From the 1938 249er — 1938 Crab Feed

Menu from the 1938 crab feed Crab, pickles, rye bread, beer, raw onions & Linberger cheese — 17 dozen crabs served 250 guests.

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Red” Jacoby

Glenn “Red” Jacoby  Quarterback University of Idaho — 1925-1927 Assistant Football Coach U of I — 1928-1931 University of Wyoming Athletic Director — 1946-1973 Founder of the Western Athletic Conference Member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald E (Smitty) Smith

Don (Smitty) Smith Born in Moscow ID –1924 graduated Moscow High School — 1942 University of Idaho —  1942-1943 & 1946-1949 served in US Army during WWII in Germany & Japan  — 1943-1946 joined Moscow Elks — 1948 served in US … Continue reading

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