Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This Day in Idaho History, 5 January

January 5, 1908, citizens meet to discuss the incorporation of Spirit Lake as a town.

Prior to the white man's arrival, Native Americans named the lake Tesemini meaning Lake of Spirits.  Legend has it that the daughter of a Chief eloped with a brave against her father's wishes.  Rather than risk being taken and separated, the young lovers jumped from a high cliff into the lake.  The legend says their bodies were never found because the lake spirit had carried them away.

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