Letters from the Front -- Volume II

Volume II is written in the same format as "Letters from the Front-Volume I". This 424 page book covers the WWII letters written home and published in the Kendrick Gazette during the time period prior to 1945. Biographical data is provided on 79 soldiers with historic WWII details and pictures. Link: Vol. II Table of Contents

This historical book can belong to you with a $25.00 minimum JKHF donation. Please add $6.00/book if a mailing is needed. An order can also be made directly to the J-K Heritage Foundation, Box 37, Kendrick ID 83537 or by contacting Sharon Harris at 208-289-4622 or 25skharris@gmail.com         


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We have written a series of short stories from the history of this area in our Tales Worth Remembering series.  You will find them delightful and informative. Our newest book is available for $15. plus $4 for shipping.  Mail your check for $18.00 made to JKHF, Box 37, Kendrick, Id 83537 and receive our book by return mail.

 Historical Tour Booklets

The 40 selected Kendrick businesses and early homes in this 36-page publication can be viewed with a click on the above link. Pictures, unique tidbits of information, and vivid descriptions all contribute toward an understanding of what and who played a part in establishing and sustaining Kendrick beginning before 1890. A booklet map allows for a walking and/or a vehicle tour.  Simple Joys Antiques & Gifts is a local vendor. For a mailing add $2.00/booklet mailed when you contact Sharon Harris. She also is the contact for guided group tours to discuss rates and availability.

  Juliaetta Historical Tour: Price: $5.00 + $2.00 shipping if needed. See information on "Home Page".

  Kendrick Historical Tour: Price: $5.00 + $2.00 shipping if needed. See information on "Home Page"


           Early Days of Juliaetta:       Price: $10.00 + $3.00 shipping 

           Early Days of Kendrick:       Price: $10.00 + $3.00 shipping 

           Kendrick & Juliaetta Trams:  Price: $10.00 + $3.00 

           Early Horse Logging: Price:  Price: $5.00 + $3.00

           Clearwater Log Drives:         Price: $5.00 + $3.00

All of these DVDs are based on historical Kendrick & Juliaetta, and the surrounding areas. Kendrick, Juliaetta, and Early Trams have been produced by Marsha Schoeffler. They enhance and expand the 1880 - 1950 data provided in the Historical Tour Booklets.


Product Order Information

Your product order is appreciated. It enhances what the K-J Heritage Foundation gives back to the community.
Your product order will be processed in the order in which payment is received.
Current payment methods are: Cash or a check.
A check mailed to the J-K Heritage Foundation P.O. Box 37, Kendrick, ID 83537.

 "Texas Ridge, Tales of the Past" and "American Ridge, the Land and the People."  Explore the beginning of the settling of these two ridges and the lives of their people.  The books include school history, agriculture history, and general history of the people and their pioneering tales.

  The price is $30.00 plus mailing

Add $6.00 per book.

We have tour booklets available for both Kendrick and Juliaetta.  They have a history of the community.  Our latest tour booklet covers the areas old schools, churches, and cemeteries.  All are affordably priced at $5.00 (add $3.00 to mail.)

Learn about the first settlers on Big Bear Ridge, their lives, their struggles, their accomplishments.  The book features early life and genealogies and pictures of each family that pioneered Big Bear Ridge.

A History of Big Bear Ridge 

Get your copy for $40.00

Add $6 .00 for shipping


"Southwick and Cedar Ridge History  $40.00.

Mailing add $6.00/book. Contact: Sharon Harris(25skharris@gmail.com) or

P.O. Box 37 Kendrick ID 83537.Southwick is about 11 miles up a grade from

the North-Central Idaho valley community of Kendrick resting atop

Potlatch Ridge. This book tells of the homesteaders, who started

arriving in the early 1880s, that wrote home about the rich, fertile farming and timbered areas. Southwick grew to be a major community in the early 1900s. Families traveled the few miles from the Cedar Ridge area to obtain supplies in Southwick. Multiple factors contributed to the community's decline making it now is a pleasant ghost town which boasts the only store front property- The Southwick Center- left on the ridges as you travel the road between Kendrick and Orofino. Homes continue to be intermingled between a few agricultural businesses and a church. 

                                       Leland History - A Pioneer History   $40.00

                                         Leland is located six miles up a grade from the North-Central                                             Idaho valley community of Kendrick resting atop Potlatch Ridge. It is                                         nearly a ghost town today with a claim to six dwellings, one church,                                           and one business. JKHF's 400 plus page historical publication merges                                         past history with present realities. Numerous documenting                                             pictures and revealing stories paint a vivid picture of the                                               characters, families, decisions, and events that shaped this Idaho                                   territorial footprint called Leland. 

In its heyday, lasting from 1890 to 1930, the town contributed a significant population base to the county. The Methodists established a church in 1890 holding their services in the town’s schoolhouse. Their last church, built in 1930, is the only church these days that offers religious services in Leland. The sole business, currently in town, survives by providing chemicals to the surrounding farmers.

To order send $40.00/book ($46.00 if mailed) to JKHF Postal address: P.O. Box 37 Kendrick, ID 83537. For additional details contact: Sharon Harris 25skharris@gmail.com (208) 289-4622. 

Letters from the Front -- Volume I 

      For many years, the folks living in the North Central Idaho valley                     communities of Kendrick, Juliaetta, and along their bordering                                         seven ridges subscribed to the Kendrick Gazette newspaper.                                                During WWII, Bill (Mac) McCreary, the editor, sent his                                    newspaper to our local soldiers. During that time, letters Mac                                    received from service people and their families became part of                                     the paper.

      “Letters From the Front-Volume I" is a reprint of the 1945 WWII                                           letters published by the Kendrick Gazette. This 387 page book also                                           contains numerous pictures and 97 soldier biographical  sketches. It is                                       dedicated to the ten local soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their life to this war. 

You can acquire this book with a minimum $20.00 JKHF contribution. Please add $6.00/book if a mailing is needed. An order can also be made directly to the J-K Heritage Foundation, Box 37, Kendrick ID 83537 or contact Sharon Harris at 25skharris@gmail.com or 208-289-4622.

Our newest publication is authored by Marlene Meyer and Bev Thon.  They have witten a complete history of Cameron in a large volume.  The cost is $50 plus $6 for shipping.  It features family histories, school history, Cameron Lutheran Church history as well as general history of the area.