MARCH 18, 2010

Pierce March Sesquicentennial event

    Pierce is celebrating its Sesquicentennial year with a special event each month.

   The March event was a pie social Sunday afternoon at the Pierce Community Center with speaker Robbin Johnston, an archaeologist and historian with the U.S. Forest Service in Orofino.

   Robbin’s topic was "The Interdependence of Communities on the Mining Frontier." His presentation included photos of 1860s-1880s Pierce (see photos below) and surrounding areas. He discussed how gold mining improved travel in the area by trail building, the need for food and supplies by the miners and how the Nez Perce were able to increase their opportunities for trade, among other points.

    Afterwards pies baked by the Alpha Omicron sorority were served in the gym, along with coffee and tea.

   Next month’s presentation is Courthouse Mock Trials with Timberline Students. Bring your Miner’s card to be stamped. All cards with ten stamped events are eligible for the drawing prize of a 1/2 oz. gold miner charm.