Rathdrum History #2, Charles Wesley Wood LbNA # 43929
|Owner||North Idaho Girls|
|Placed Date||Oct 10 2008|
****Remember your cemetery etiquette so we don't have to remove these letterboxes.****
*** Some work was done to the cemetery and the lilacs and pine were cut down. I need to rework the clues to find the letterbox. I will replace it shortly. sorry for the inconvenience.***
Did you know that Rathdrum was orginally named Westood? It was named after Charles Wesley Wood. Charles Wesley Wood was a pony express rider and one of the orginal founders of the town now known as Rathdrum. Unfortunately, there was already a town in Idaho called Westwood so in 1881 the Post Office made the town leaders change the name. They chose Rathdrum, after a town in Ireland.
In Pinegrove Cemetery in Rathdrum, Idaho you'll find a directory. In the directory find Charles Wesley Woods plot number. Once you have found the headstone, look east and take 20 paces to the lilac hedge. The letterbox is at the base of the pinetree within the hedge.