Friday, June 12, 2009

Memory Lane

This North Idaho Fun Guide advertisement for what was the biggest tourist draw on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene is circa 1968. Playland Pier was located where Independence Point is now and featured a ferris wheel at the pier's edge. Templin's motel and restaurant did a bustling business right about where the clock tower now stands. Coeur d'Alene was quite the vacation spot even then.


  1. Oh, but were the days. A dollar would last all day, buy you grub, play games and bring stuff like the car and movie star cards out of the vending machines home. Dang I wish I still had all those.

  2. Yeah!! Ditto. Don't forget the swings that swung out over the lake.