Francois Payette Turned Wild Southwest Idaho Into A Land Of Milk And Butter

Many western mining camps resembled cut flowers with blossoms that soon faded. But the Boise Basin diggings and Boise City were like seedlings that took root and quickly grew into sustainable communities. Perhaps one reason was that there were a … Continue reading →

Idahoans Of Long Ago Delighted In Fireworks Displays Despite The Chance Of Attending A Show Gone Awry

Fascination with fireworks was as prevalent in the early decades of twentieth century Idaho as it is today, to judge by newspaper reports. The most elaborate show in southwestern Idaho was held at the conclusion of the Western Idaho Fair. Many towns … Continue reading →