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Branting to give Zoom presentation on Normal Hill area on April 29

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College Institutional Historian Steven Branting will give a Zoom presentation on history of the Normal Hill area in Lewiston called “The Days Before Elms” on April 29 at 4-4:50 p.m.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To preregister, visit the LC State alumni website and scroll down to the red register bar for the event. Once registered, an event link and password will be mailed to the participant so they can join the Zoom event.

Lewis-Clark State College is located in the heart of the Normal Hill area.

Branting’s presentation will be a virtual walking tour of Normal Hill from the 1870s to the mid-1930s, showing vintage images of homes, businesses, schools, churches, and the influential people of the time. Normal Hill was surveyed in 1874 as part of the original Lewiston township, whose southern boundary was what is now 11th Avenue. The area was undeveloped other than as the site of city cemeteries until the early 1890s when the first home was constructed in the 200 block of 4th Street.

Branting will show pictures he has obtained through the years during his presentation, and there will be a chat function where participants can ask questions.

The event is sponsored by the LC State Alumni office.

For more information on the event, contact Renee Olsen, director of alumni and community relations at LC State, at [email protected].