Coeur d’Alene’s hidden gems: beyond the lake

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Nestled in Idaho’s scenic Coeur d’Alene, Fort Sherman Chapel stands as a testament to resilience and community spirit.  Built in 1880 by the U.S. Army, it served not only as a place of worship for soldiers but also as a library, school, and meeting hall for the growing city. After the fort’s closure in 1900, the chapel fell into disrepair. Fortunately, the community rallied to save it, and it has since served various congregations and hosted countless events. Today, the meticulously restored Fort Sherman Chapel, Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church and school, offers a glimpse into the area’s rich past.

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