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Coeur d'Alene Essential Info


Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in Northern Idaho.

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  1. Barbara Walters, an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality, called the city "a little slice of Heaven" and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit.
  2. The city was named after the Coeur d'Alene People, a tribe of Native Americans who live along the rivers and lakes of the region and were first encountered by French fur traders in the late 18th and early 19th century.
  3. The U.S. headquarters of The Pita Pit is located in Coeur d'Alene.
  4. The city is listed as one of the places to visit in Patricia Schultz's book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
  5. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, World War II flying ace Colonel, was born in Coeur d'Alene on December 4, 1912, and was a member of the AVG (Flying Tigers) and later the commander of the famous Black Sheep Squadron.

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