Harvard
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Homer W. Canfield, a prosperous landowner along the Washington, Idaho, and Montana rail line, was recognized for his kindness and cooperation during the line’s construction. As a measure of thanks, railroad officials hoped to name the town Canfield. Homer, however, refused the title and instead declared that he wanted the new settlement named Harvard. The village was platted and officially dedicated on May 28, 1906, and a post office was ready for service upon the town’s establishment.

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