City of Worley
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             City of Worley History
The City of Worley is located in the S. W. corner of Kootenai County, Idaho 28 miles south of Coeur d' Alene.  Worley is surrounded by farms of bluegrass, wheat, oats, lentils and peas.  The Worley community stretches to Lake Coeur d' Alene, where bay communities are nestled among the lake's timbered shores.

The Worley area of North Idaho began to see white settlers in the early 1900's.  The first recorded settlers in 1907 were members of the John Parson's family.  The Coeur d' Alene Tribal Reservation was officially opened to settlers in 1909, and Charles O. Worley became the first Indian Agent of this region.  The new village began to emerge, and the name Worley was adopted in 1910.

On March 22, 1917, Worley became officially incorporated.  The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners appointed the first trustees.  Worley was governed by a board of trustees until 1956 when the village became a city and the chairman was replaced by an elected mayor.  The first mayor to be elected was Ernest Lagow.

Beginning in the mid-1990's, a surge of growth occurred with the opening of the Coeur d' Alene Tribal Casino, located 4 miles northwest of the City. Today the initial industry base of agriculture and logging is giving way to recreation and tourism.  The Coeur d' Alene Tribal Casino is one of the biggest employers in the area and thus affects the growth of recreation and tourism in the area.

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