The Great Wall of . . . Colorado(?!?)

“We’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we’re building a wall in Colorado.”

–President Trump (Oct. 23, 2019).

“That’s right: [The Trump Administration is] building a border wall in Colorado. Once they’re done with that, they’re building a naval base in Idaho.”

–Stephen Colbert, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (10/24/19).

Believe it or not, only one of those things is farfetched.

Wanna guess which one?

During World War II, the U.S. Navy operated a training facility, “Farragut Naval Training Station,” on the┬ásouth end of Lake Pend Oreille in — yup! — Idaho.

The draw(s)?

The lake’s 1,150 foot depth, size, and remote location in northern Idaho.

At its peak during the war, Farragut’s 55,000 population made it the state’s largest “city.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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