Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Piece of Idaho History

When Idaho's capitol building underwent renovation, three historic trees were removed from the grounds. Craftsmen from all over the state received the wood to create historic artifacts. When it was discovered there remained a small amount of the oldest tree, a 128-year-old Ash, Rep. Max Black put his wood carving skills to use. He asked Rep. Frank Henderson if there were anything he'd like to have made from the historic wood. On Tuesday night at the Post Falls City Council meeting, Rep. Henderson, a former Post Falls mayor, made a very special presentation. A beautiful hand-carved gavel and sounding board with the state seal was presented to the City of Post Falls. Rep. Henderson also donated an accompanying children's book, "The Old Man Who Talked With the Trees" to the Post Falls Library. The book includes a section on the many artifacts that were created from the three capitol building trees. Pictured: Rep. Frank Henderson and Mayor Clay Larkin

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  1. I am searching for exactly such a gavel for our next cover. It's a financial magazine. Can somebody contact me for pics and more informations on this great gavel, please? Thanks ml@fww.de