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The Lake Coeur d?Alene is a glacially formed lake in the meeting points of 2 rivers, the Coeur d?Alene River and Saint Joe River. It flows through the Spokane River. In the summer months, water level averages 7 feet by Spokane River dams. In the 19th century, the lake has functioned as a means of transportation for lumber in Kootenai County.

A fire broke in 1917. Since then, the mills were transferred to Coeur d?Alene City which later became the county seat. In the early part of the 1900?s, people would drive in their Ford Model T to avoid along drive in getting around the lake. But during the breaking of the ice, it became impossible to get across the lake. This explains the fact that several Ford Model Ts can still be seen on the bottom of the lake. On the bottom of the lake are steamboats that were caught in the 1917 fire.

This lake is a famous tourist destination for vacationers who want scenic view, while enjoying sports like biking, boating, and bird watching, among others. Pack your bags and be a part of the many sight seers!
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