IDAHO DAILY STATESMAN BOISE, IDAHO

MARCH 7, 1906

MANY SALOONS IN NORTHERN IDAHO DEPUTY REVENUE COLLECTOR FRED WHITE SAYS THERE ARE 332 IN FIVE COUNTIES

An interview with Fred White, deputy United States internal revenue collector for the five northern counties of Idaho and whose territory also includes Flathead and Teton counties in Montana, the Lewiston Tribune learned that there are 332 licensed saloons in the northern section of the state.

Idaho County is third on the list with 59 saloons.  Saloons are established in Adams, Clearwater, Comfort, Denver, Dixie, Florence, Freedom, Ferdinand, Half Way House, Glenwood, Harpster, Reardan Creek, Keuterville, Lucile, Mt. Idaho, Newsome, Kooskia, Tramway, Low Pollock and South Fork of Salmon River, each 1;  Knox, Orogrande, Resort, Stites, Whitebird, Westlake and Hump, each 2; Elk City, 3; Cottonwood, 4; Grangeville, 8, and Roosevelt 9;  Total 59

*There are lists in this article for Kootenai, Shoshone, Lewiston, Nez Perce,  & Latah counties.  For the purpose of this website, I have only transcribed the Idaho county ones. 

The government license required to be paid by saloons for retailing liquors is $25 a year.  The 332 saloons in north Idaho therefore pay into the federal treasury, $8300 annually.  Of these saloons many are operating under tavern or precinct licenses ranging up to $300 a year, where the saloon is not located in an incorporated village or town.  In incorporated cities or towns, the state license is $500 per year.  It is probable that the license paid by the saloons in the north will average $300 each, so the state receives at total annually of $99-600 from them. 

 

 

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