Juliaetta - Kendrick  Heritage Foundation



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"Business" Supporters:


Kendrick Hardware

701 E. Main

Kendrick, Idaho


Red Cross Pharmacy

509 E. Main

Kendrick, Idaho


Colter's Creek Winery

Tasting Room

308 Main Street

Juliaetta, ID


Corner Club Cafe

7th & Main Corner

Kendrick, Idaho


...and BOOK, too!

918 6th Street

Clarkston, Wash.



Juliaetta-Kendrick Heritage Foundation Announcements:

We highly recommend the computer services  Doug Crockett in Orofino (phone: (208) 476-3809  e-mail: dougaa@orofino-id.com) provides.  He is knowledge, provides wonderful service and pricing.

Local painting contractors Back Country Painting jump started our 2014 Grand Room project completion needs. Much THANKS and appreciation goes out to them!  Contact Ken Peterson (phone 208-289-022) for your painting needs.

Thank You -- Clearwater Power Company & Potlatch Corp. & TDS for 2nd Floor Fraternal Temple 2014 electrical and cooling funding gifts.  Northwest Farm Credit Services for exterior brick repair funds.

Juliaetta's historical facts and pictures are currently being compiled for a 2014 DVD and booklet publication to complete our historical tour updating project.  Juliaetta Historical Tour site signage is in place.

We NOW have a FACEBOOK presence at Juliaetta - Kendrick Heritage Foundation !  Please join us as a friend.

Juliaetta & Kendrick City Historians: We now officially hold that designation in each city.

Historical Tour of Kendrick Booklet   AVAILABLE for $5.00.

   The 40 selected Kendrick businesses and early homes in this 36-page publication can be viewed with a click on the above link.  Pictures, unique tidbits of information, and vivid descriptions all contribute toward an understanding of what and who played a part in establishing and sustaining Kendrick beginning before 1890.  A booklet map allows for a walking and/or a vehicle tour.  Purchase locally at Kendrick Hardware, Red Cross Pharmacy, Phil's Food City, Archie's Diner, and the Corner Club Cafe.  For a mailing add $1.00/booklet mailed.  Guided tour rates are available when tours are requested with a contact to Sharon Harris (see her contact at bottom of page).

Find MORE JKHF Publications by going to the "JKHF Publications" left side link on this page.


        2014 PROJECT Financial Contributors are being solicited for:

PROJECT: "HOME" Overview: Our second floor space encompasses 2,580 sq. ft. in the 8,200 sq. ft. building used as Kendrick's Community Center.  It has a Fraternal Temple nameplate located at 614 E. Main in Kendrick.  Our "Grand Room" public space renovations, with a 2014 completion date, allows for meetings, educational sessions, and Kendrick's only historical museum.  An archival cataloging and preservation area is in place.  Our research abilities are enhanced with a scanner, a computer and a microfiche reader.

PROJECT: "Brick Repair" Overview: The Fraternal Temple building's external brickwork is only one unique feature that placed the 1905 Community Center building on the National Register of Historic Places listing.   Some of the bricks came from Kendrick's Fruchtl Brick Company.  Generous grant and public support dollars, totaling $11,450.00 in 2013, allowed for each of 4 story walls to have leaks and crumbling brick areas repaired.  Phase 4 needs address crumbling rooftop tower edging and chimney bricks and will improve the area's drainage as well as provide a 50-year total brick protective coating.  Community support can be provided either with a JKHF designated project contribution or through the Buy- A -Brick fundraiser ($50.00/brick  that can accommodate up to two names) for the completion of this $25,000 final phase.

PROJECT: K-J and area Newspaper Collecting and Microfilming:  Because newsprint deteriorates rapidly JKHF is collecting ALL our service area's newspaper publications to microfilm and then digitize to allow easy web research.  We have a good start on the 108 years of Kendrick Gazette publications however are need your newspapers to fill in many "gap" editions.  Also wanted is the 1904 "The Canyon Echo" Kendrick paper.  Juliaetta had several newspapers: The Gem, The Potlatch, The Juliaetta Advance, Thee  Potlatch Press, The Register, The Potlatch Herald, The Juliaetta Enterprise, the Independent, The Juliaetta Record, and the Juliaetta Sun.  Cameron had The Potlatch Herald and Wyckliff Smith published the Potlatch Herald for Southwick also.  Contact: Sharon Harris 

Progress Notes:

  •   Kendrick Gazette owner LuJane Nisse lifted the newspaper's copyright restrictions for this JKHF project.

  •   Kai Eiselein donated over 75 Kendrick volumes of published newspapers that each Kendrick publisher archived over the years.  Each volume covers a year in time and is in pristine condition.

  •   In 2013 the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) a $277,000 grant to begin digitizing 20% of the Society's rich collection of historic newspapers from around the state.  When completed in two years, the first 100,000 pages of the 500,000 Idaho news pages published between 1864 and 1922 will be available to the public online, free of charge.  Better yet, the entire collection will be keyword searchable.  This digital resource will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.  Earl Bennett, our ISHS district trustee, recommended that the Idaho Free County Press be done first, the Kendrick Gazette second and  two Cottonwood papers tie for third toward our area's one newspaper selected in this project.  No final state-wide newspaper selection, one from each of the seven districts, have yet been made.

Ed Corkill Memorial Trail for Biking/Walking/Skating

This local 5.3-mile picturesque trail is a paved pathway available for recreational use year around.  This section of the former Northern Pacific Railroad bed begins near Kendrick High School.  It winds through Kendrick and drops gently as it follows the Potlatch River to Juliaetta, ending at Juliaetta’s Centennial Park.  Benches along the way allows for rest and reflection within our scenic Potlatch River canyon.  As an added educational benefit, there are twenty refurbished standard railroad signs, eight RR informational signs, and three Kendrick Historical Tour sites on this trail maintained by JKHF.

Local PHOTO Viewing BUSINESS LOCATIONS: Our digital photo units display local historical pictures at:

  •  Colters Creek Winery - Tasting Room -- 308 Main St. in Juliaetta Idaho

  •  Corner Club Cafe -- Corner of 7th Street and Main in Kendrick Idaho

General CONTACT & Publication Purchase INFORMATION:

Telephone & E-Mail contact:  Sharon Harris, President  (208) 289-4622  25skharris@gmail.com  (changed June 2013)
JKHF Postal address:  P.O. Box 37 Kendrick, ID 83537

JKHF Physical Address (make appointment):  Fraternal Temple building 2nd floor: 614 E. Main Kendrick ID 83537

Webmaster: waider@tds.net

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