Looking Back


25 years ago- July 16, 1987

• The Coffields decided to give their apricot tree the recognition it deserves after reading of a smaller tree on the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon, which held the previous record. “I knew it wasn’t as big as ours, so we wrote to Maynard Drawson,” said Jack Coffield. Drawson, a “big tree tracker” with record finds throughout the region, visited the Coffield ranch near SR 14 and agreed with Raymond and Jack Coffield that their tree did indeed deserve the title. At eight feet, 10 inches in circumference, the 60 foot tree is two feet greater in girth than the Snake River contender.

50 Years ago- July 12, 1962

• The Jaycees gathered early at the ra...

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