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Idaho History 1800 to Present

Justin Smith Skip Myers

128 pages
Macintyre Purcell

With more than 130 photographs, many of them seen here for the first time, Idaho History: 1800 to Present offers a stunning portrait of this one-of-a-kind state.

From the Cataldo Mission of the Sacred Heart at the Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park—the oldest standing building in Idaho—to historic Fort Hall in Pocatello—one of the most important supply points on the Oregon and California trails—to panning for gold in the Boise Basin, to the log drives on the Clearwater River, and the rampant poverty of the Great Depression, it is all here! Idaho History: 1800 to Present offers us a window into the past so vivid you can almost hear the prospectors heading off to the mines.

Justin Smith and Skip Myers have put together the definitive photographic account of the Gem State.

Author Bio

Justin Smith and Skip Myers manage the largest Facebook group on the history of Idaho, with almost 60,000 members sharing pictures and information about its colorful past. Smith was born in Nampa and raised in American Falls. He is a history columnist for the Idaho State Journal, an artist, and photographer. Myers was born and raised in the Boise Basin. In 1992, he opened Donna’s Place, a store and café in Idaho City, and a second store in Placerville.