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The idea wasn’t exactly an accident, but it was not at the top of the to-do list either. In the end, it resulted in a second-home gathering place in close proximity to home itself — especially for casual collectors and automobile enthusiasts.

Several years ago, when Cyndie Johnson and her late husband were planning a residential community near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the couple needed to purchase an additional piece of property to provide another access easement for the development.