Small Town Northwest

Small Town Northwest
7:01 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Former Railroad Town Struggles to Keep Last 25 Residents

The town of Avery, Idaho, once reached a population of 1,100 people. It’s now down to its last 25.
Jessica Robinson

Take a drive down any highway in the Northwest, and you'll pass signs for dozens of small towns.

There are more than 700 cities with fewer than 10,000 people in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Many of these towns came about because of railroads or timber or mines and now they’re trying to figure out what comes next.

Today, we begin an occasional series on Northwest small towns, and head to a tiny town in north Idaho that's getting even tinier.

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