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Kingston Idaho is not the largest town in North Idaho but it is also not the smallest. Kinston does have many bars and farms, 2 gas stations, bed and breakfast, restaurant, post office and a few other small business. The upper end of the town is divided by the north fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. Kinston is basically know to people as a place to go hunting and to float on the river. Recently however a walking trail has been added running through the town. The trail goes from Mullan to Plummer.

History

Kingston is located near the north fork of the Coeur d'Alane River. The steamboat, which moved timber to Coeur D' Alane Lake, stopped in Kingston in the early 1900s. Enaville was named for a railroad crewman's wife, who was also the postmistress at the time. Her name was Ena. Enaville Resort, located in Enaville,  was known over the years as the Snakepit, Josies, Clark Hotel, and many other 'unprintable' names. It has been a landmark for over 100 years. The Resort has served as a boomtown bar, railroad layover, hotel, house of ill repute, and starting point for loggers and miners of yesteryear. The owners started calling it the Enaville Resort in hopes of getting a liquor license. During the 1974 flood, they tied boats up at the foot of the steps since there was that much water and took pictures to send to Boise. They believed that if it appeared that they had lake frontage it would help in getting a liquor license. 

 

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