Idaho's Only Historic "Company Town"
potlatch . . . a traditional Northwest Indian ceremonial feast at which lavish gifts were exchanged in a rival display of wealth.
The community of Potlatch began as a company town for Potlatch Forest,
Inc., once boasting the world's largest White Pine sawmill in the United States (1906) with a
booming forest industry.
The City of Potlatch has a population of over 800 people. The City is
located one mile off of Highway 95 on State Highway 6 (aka Scenic 6) and
is 18 miles NE of Moscow and 51 miles NE of Lewiston.
Potlatch offers two walking tours for history buffs: "A Walking Tour of the Potlatch Commercial District" and "A Walking Tour of Potlatch Neighborhoods". Pick up your free tour guide document at City Hall. These publications are provided by the Potlatch Historical Society.
A brochure, "The Palouse Country", which offers directions for driving tours of Latah and Whitman Counties, is also available at City Hall.