Ole Glory Coast to Coast - Naples Idaho Trains

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

This weeks 'Old Glory' post came unexpectedly as traveling over the RR tracks, on the overpass, in Naples Idaho.  While obviously not properly lit or taken down every sunset I was taken back that someone took the time to place our USA Flag there for everyone to enjoy as crossing over the tracks into Naples Idaho.

Naples Idaho sits between the Selkirk Mountains to the West and the Cabinet Mountains to the East.   The Selkirks being part of the Columbia Mountain Range and the Cabinet Mountain Range being part of the Rockies.  It is also interesting that at Naples the two ranges squeeze closely together, about 10 to 15 miles from one another, looking much the same as an hour glass if laid on its side.  


If you look closely at the lower left hand portion of the flag photo you see a very old building.  Look even closer you see 'Naples' written on the side.  While not refurbished or updated the old Naples Train Station, long ago abandoned, still stands. 


Sandpoint Realty - Naples Idaho Trains


One tends to wonder how in the world Naples Idaho, in the farthest Northern region of Idaho got its name.  'In the World' would be the proper term.  Naples Idaho was named for the multitude of Italian immigrants that worked on building the railroads thru the Northern Idaho area in the 1890's. 


Sandpoint Realty - Naples Idaho Trains



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Sandpoint Realty LLC

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Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

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Comments (10)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Endre Barath, Jr. this is my 2nd weeks post in the June Active Rain Challenge 'Ole Glory - Coast to Coast.  I will of course copy the link to the 'Challenge Post'  Thank you sharing your time with me on this challenge.  Mark

Jun 09, 2022 10:17 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  loved your post and the history of how Naples Idaho got it's name. Funny you just brought me some memories back since I have been to Naples Italy a hundred years ago or so:)Endre

Jun 09, 2022 02:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mark our flag looks great no matter the place or time of the year.

Jun 09, 2022 02:32 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I've been to Naples , Italy & Florida and when my daughter moves to your neck of the woods maybe I'll come visit Naples ,ID. Her fiance will be stationed at Mountain Home.

Jun 09, 2022 06:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beautiful photos, Mark. I've been to Naples in Italy, but had no idea that Idaho had a Naples as well. Enjoyed learning some your Idaho history as it's one of the few states I've never visited and don't know much about.

Jun 10, 2022 04:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love that old train station - I'd like to check it out and imagine people a century or so ago waiting for the train to arrive.

Jun 10, 2022 04:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, great photos, and that building with Naples on it does look like it has seen better days.   Your last mountain photo is glorious, along with your flags.

Jun 10, 2022 06:25 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mark- I always wondered how Naples, Idaho got its name!  Thank you for explaining. 

Jun 11, 2022 02:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Mark.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jun 13, 2022 07:53 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Didn't know that there was a Naples Idaho Mark. Interesting how certain names can be found in many different areas. Great entry!

Jun 13, 2022 12:05 PM