|photo1|North Idaho College will offer a presentation on the life of 19th century entrepreneur Daniel Chase Corbin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on NIC’s main campus.
“D.C. Corbin: Empire Builder” is a living history presentation by NIC instructor and regional historian Robert Singletary. The event will include a slide lecture presentation with history and photos courtesy of the Museum of North Idaho.
Corbin was one of the most enterprising and influential businessmen in the early days of the Inland Northwest. Corbin’s first major business venture in the area was the completion of a rail/water transportation system that connected the Coeur d’Alene Mining District with the main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Corbin built six more railroads in the area, including the Spokane International, which made connections with the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Corbin was also involved in the sugar beet industry, irrigation, coal mining and real estate.
Singletary is well known in the area as a historian and living history performer. He currently serves as the board president for the Museum of North Idaho and commander of the Fort Sherman Historical Society. He has taught history and humanities courses at NIC, the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College. He currently teaches art history at NIC.
The living history presentation is sponsored by NIC’s Molstead Library and is free and open to the public.
The event is free and open to the public. However, because of the popularity of these programs and limited seating, attendees must call to reserve free tickets prior to the event.
Information: (208) 769-3355.