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              winter view of downtown Ketchum, Idaho in the Sun Valley resort area               Statewide Links

A Few Important People

state capitol Boise + Meridian
Idaho Falls / Bonneville County
Coeur d'Alene / Kootenai County
Canyon County
Pocatello / Bannock County
Lewiston / Nez Perce County
Twin Falls County
Moscow / Latah County
Sun Valley / Blaine County
Sandpoint / Bonner County
Teton County

Smaller Counties & Towns

Railroads of Idaho

Indian Country of Idaho

Reading Material, Other Media

       



flag of the State of Idaho            Great Seal of the Territory of Idaho [1863-1890]            Great Seal of the State of Idaho [est. 1890]            2007 state series U.S. quarter for Idaho            Seal of the University of Idaho [est. 1889]            Seal of Idaho State University [est. 1901]

Official Government Links & Info
Idaho covers 83,570 square miles {216,632 square kilometers}.
The state was admitted to the Union on 3 July 1890 {the 43rd state}.
The popular name is 'Gem State'.
The state vegetable is, of course, the Potato.
The state flower is the Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii); the state tree is the Western White Pine.
The state bird is the Mountain Bluebird; the state raptor is the Peregrine Falcon.
The state fish is the Cutthroat Trout; the state animal is the Appaloosa horse.
Time zones in Idaho are Mountain Time in the lower two-thirds, and Pacific Time in the northern third.

Official Website of the State of Idaho
Idaho Division of Tourism Development
Southwest Idaho Travel Assn.
Great Idaho Getaway website of Idaho Division of Tourism
Idaho Dept. of Commerce - based in Boise, Idaho
Idaho Dept. of Commerce Film Office - based in Boise, Idaho
Idaho State Historical Society [est. 1881]
Idaho State Transportation Dept. - based in Boise, Idaho
Idaho Road Report website (online or mobile)   =OR=   in-state call 511, nationwide toll-free is 1-888-432-7623

Statewide / Regional Links
browse travel books about Idaho U.S.A. at Amazon
State of Idaho entry at Wikipedia
Idaho Chamber Alliance {website under construction 2014}
Assn. of Idaho Cities {website under construction 2014}
Idaho Association of Counties {website under construction 2014}
Sumo In Idaho weblog
Idaho Dude Ranchers Assn.
Idaho Statesman daily newspaper [est. 1864] based in Boise, Idaho
University of Idaho [est. 1889] has five campuses
Southwest Idaho Travel Assn.
'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Oregon Trail Page
American Mensa of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho & Montana
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group [est. 1954, name changed 2013] based in Missoula, Montana
The Griddle [chain est. 1948], 3 locations in Idaho - breakfast & lunch
Ultimate Idaho - print & online travel guides [est. 2003]
The Mountain West Digital Library [est. 2001] coördinates with AZ, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT & WY

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation [est. ]            Idaho National Farmers Union [est. ] is based in Burley, Idaho {no website 2013}            Idaho Votes official voting information

A Few Important People
Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter [GOP]
Lt. Governor Brad Little [GOP]
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo [GOP]
U.S. Senator Jim Risch [GOP]
Congressman Raúl Labrador [District 1; GOP]
Congressman Mike Simpson [District 2; GOP]

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Ezra Taft Benson [1899-94], U.S. Secretary of Agriculture [1953-61] & president of L.D.S. Church

Gutzon Borglum [1867-1941], mega-sculptor of Mt. Rushmore & Stone Mountain monuments

Col. Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington [1912-88], WWII U.S. Marines fighter ace

author Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950], creator of Tarzan in 1912

disgraced former politician Larry 'Wide Stance' Craig [Congress 1981-90, Senate 1991-2008, GOP]

Lillian Marie Bounds Disney [1899-1997] – wife of Walt Disney [1901-66]

Philo T. Farnsworth [1906-71], inventor of television

Western author Vardis Fisher [1895-1968]

Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]
actress Margaux Hemingway [1954-96]

Western author Kirby Jonas of Pocatello, Idaho

Chief Joseph [1840-1904], leader of the Nez Perce tribe

actor George Kennedy

Lewis & Clark Expedition [1804-06]

outdoor writer Patrick McManus was born in Sandpoint and lives in Spokane, WA

TV blatherskite Sarah Palin was born in Sandpoint

poet Ezra Pound [1885-1972]]

Lemhi Shoshone woman Sacagawea/Sakakawea [1788?-1812], guide for Lewis & Clark

Frank Steunenberg [1861-1905], Governor of Idaho assassinated by members of the I.W.W. labor union

artist Archie Boyd Teater [1901-78]

outdoorsman-author Ted Trueblood [1913-82]

actress Lana Turner [1921-95]

actor Bruce Willis lives in Hailey, Idaho


Ada County, Idaho [est. 1864]
includes the cities of Boise {county seat}, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian & Star, plus the community of Hidden Spring.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

state capitol Boise, Idaho [est. 1863]
official website of the City of Boise, Idaho
Boise, Idaho entry at Wikipedia
Boise [ID] C.V.B.
Boise [ID] Metro Chamber of Commerce
Boise [ID] City Guide & Directory [est. 2003]
The Flicks Theatre [est. 1984] 4 screens & cafe in Downtown Boise, Idaho
Egyptian Theater [built 1927] in Downtown Boise, Idaho
Idaho Shakespeare Festival [summer-long; est 1977] in Boise, Idaho
handloader Elmer Keith Museum [est. 2006] at the Cabela's Outfitters store in Boise, Idaho
Tom Voccola & crew's CEO-squared - Creating Extraordinary Organizations [est. 2000] based in Boise, Idaho
The International Jazz Collections [est. 2000] at University of Idaho in Boise, Idaho
Idaho International Film Festival [last held March 2010] in Boise, Idaho
2012 Hemingway Festival [Sept 2012] at UID in Boise, Idaho
Albertsons Grocery chain [est. 1939] is based in Boise, Idaho
Union Pacific 2-8-2 steam locomotive #2295 is on display at former U.P. passenger depot in Boise, Idaho
Black Bear Diner [chain est. 1995], 1731 So. Entertainment Avenue in Boise, Idaho

Eagle, Idaho
Eagle, Idaho entry at Wikipedia

Garden City, Idaho
Garden City, Idaho entry at Wikipedia

Kuna, Idaho
Kuna, Idaho entry at Wikipedia

Meridian, Idaho [est. 1893, incorp. 1903]
City of Meridian, Idaho official website
Meridian [ID] Chamber of Commerce
Meridian, Idaho entry at Wikipedia

Star, Idaho
Star, Idaho entry at Wikipedia


Bannock County, Idaho [est. 1893]
includes the cities of Arimo, Chubbuck, Downey, Inkom, Lava Hot Springs, McCammon & Pocatello {county seat},
and the communities of Fort Hall (part), Swanlake & Tyhee
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

City of Pocatello, Idaho [founded 1877]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Union Pacific 2-8-2 steam locomotive #2005 is on display at Ross Park in Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello [ID] Regional Airport


Blaine County, Idaho [est. 1895]
includes the cities of Bellevue, Carey, Hailey {county seat}, Ketchum & Sun Valley, the communities of
Galena, Gimlet, Picabo, Triumph & Sawtooth City, and the ghost towns of Boulder City & Vienna.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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City of Ketchum, Idaho [est. 1880]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Ketchum Idaho Magic Lantern 4-plex
Whiskey Jacques' Grill & Bar in Ketchum, Idaho
KB's Burritos & Tacos, 260 No. Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho

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City of Sun Valley, Idaho [founded 1936 by U.P. Railroad; incorp. 1947]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Sun Valley-Ketchum [ID] Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information
movies at the Opera House in Sun Valley Village
Sun Valley Sustainability Conference [Sept 2006]
Sun Valley [Idaho] International Film Festival [March 2015 = #4]
Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference for media moguls [July 2013 = #31]

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City of Hailey, Idaho [est. 1881] ZIP 83333 is twelve miles south of Sun Valley/Ketchum
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Hailey, Idaho Chamber of Commerce []
CK's Real Food Restaurant [est. 2003] in Hailey, Idaho
The Mint Bar is owned by actor Bruce Willis
The Liberty Theater is owned by actor Bruce Willis
the old Hailey Drug Store is vacant & unused; owned by actor Bruce Willis
Heidi's Hofbrauhaus, 411 No. Main Street in Hailey, Idaho { closed 2007 }
Rotary Club of Hailey, Idaho [est. 1937]
KB's Burritos & Tacos, 121 No. Main Street in Hailey, Idaho
symbol for airport  Friedman Memorial Airport [est. 1932] in Hailey, Idaho


Bonner County, Idaho [est. 1907]
includes the cities of Clark Fork, Dover, East Hope, Hope, Kootenai, BLACK STAR: Ponderay, Idaho had the highest crime rate in the entire state in 2012Ponderay, Priest River & Sandpoint {county seat}, the town of Oldtown,
the communities of Blanchard, Careywood, Cocolalla, Colburn, Coolin, Laclede, Lamb Creek, Nordman, Outlet Bay, Sagle, Vans Corner & Westmond.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Bonner County [ID] Daily Bee newspaper [est. 1965] based in Sandpoint, Idaho

City of Sandpoint, Idaho [est. 1901]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, 1202 Fifth Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
Tourism Council of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
Keokee Marketing's SandpointOnline community portal
Bonner County History Museum [est. 1972] at Lakeview Park, 611 So. Ella Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
Ivano's Ristoranté [est. 1984], 102 So. First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
La Rosa Club Toscano, 105 So. First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
The Hive music & dance club, 207 No. First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
Panida Theater [built 1927, saved 1985], 300 No. First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
7 year-round beers, 7 seasonal brews, plus ciders and gluten-free beers  MickDuff's Brewpub, 312 No. First Avenue in Sandpoint, Idaho
7 year-round beers, 7 seasonal brews, plus ciders and gluten-free beers  MickDuff's Brewing Company & Beer Hall [est. 2006], 220 Cedar Street in Sandpoint, Idaho
Pack River General Store & Deli - north & east of Sandpoint, Idaho
Schweitzer Mountain Resort [opened 1963] - 11 miles NW of Sandpoint, Idaho

Sweet Lou's Family Restaurant #1 [est. 4/2011], 46624 Highway 200 East in Hope, Idaho - closed in winter
Sweet Lou's Family Restaurant #2 [est. 2/2012], 477272 U.S. Highway 95 North in Ponderay, Idaho
Priest Lake [ID] Chamber of Commerce
Priest Lake Museum [est. 1979] in Priest Lake, Idaho


Bonneville County, Idaho [est. 1911]
includes the cities of Ammon, Idaho Falls {county seat}, Iona, Irwin, Swan Valley & Ucon, plus the communities of
Beachs Corner, Bone, Lincoln, Osgood & Palisades, and the ghost towns of Herman & Caribou City.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Idaho Falls, Idaho [founded 1864]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Willow Creek Woodworks, 4021 E. Lincoln Road in Idaho Falls, Idaho
8 year-round brews, 13 seasonal brews, also serve wine  Idaho Brewing Co. [est. 2009], 775 So. Capital Avenue in Idaho Falls, Idaho


Canyon County, Idaho [est. 1892]
includes the cities of Caldwell {county seat}, Greenleaf, Melba, Middleton, Nampa, Notus, Parma & Wilder, and
the communities of Bowmont, Huston, Riverside & Roswell
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

City of Caldwell, Idaho [founded 1883]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Caldwell [ID] Chamber of Commerce
The College of Idaho [est. 1891] in Caldwell, Idaho

Nampa, Idaho [founded 1886]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Nampa O.E.D. / Tourist Attractions
Nampa [ID] Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Short Line Depot [built 1903] Museum in Nampa, Idaho
Union Pacific 2-8-0 steam locomotive #616 was donated to the City of Nampa, Idaho in August 1958
Warhawk Air Museum [] in Nampa, Idaho
Nampa [ID] Municipal Airport
set up for live comedy and live music, unclear if still in business (2014)  Crescent Brewery [reborn 2009], 1521 Front Street in Nampa, Idaho


Kootenai County, Idaho [est. 1864]
includes the cities of Athol, Coeur d'Alene {county seat}, Dalton Gardens, Fernan Lake Village, Harrison, Hauser, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Huetter,
Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, State Line & Worley, plus the communities of Bayview, Cataldo, Clarksville, Conkling Park, Lane,
Medimont, North Pole & Rockford Bay.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho [founded 1878]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Coeur d'Alene Downtown = www.cdadowntown.com/
listed in Sunset Magazine July 2011 for Best Burgers   Hudson's Hamburgers [est. 1907] in Couer d'Alene, Idaho
Dave Chamberlain's e-Handyman weblog based in Couer d'Alene, Idaho
The Garnet Café
North Idaho College [est. 1933] in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Silverwood Theme Park [est. 1988] in Athol, Idaho
1915 H.K. Porter narrow-gauge Eureka & Palisade RR 2-6-2 Prairie #7 runs daily {in season} at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho

Doc Holiday's {sic} Saloon & Grill [est. 10/2011], 9510 No. Government Way in Hayden, Idaho
Bitterroot Mountain Publishing [est. 2012], 9030 No. Hess Street in Hayden, ID 83835


Latah County, Idaho [est. 1888]
includes the cities of Bovill, Deary, Genesee, Juliaetta, Kendrick, Moscow (county seat}, Onaway,
Potlatch & Troy, and the communities of Harvard, Princeton & Viola.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

City of Moscow, Idaho [settled 1870s, incorp. 1887]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Cowgirl Chocolates [est. 1997] in Moscow, Idaho
Appaloosa Horse Club [est. 1938] based in Moscow, Idaho
University of Idaho
New Saint Andrews College
BookPeople of Moscow [est. 1973], 521 So. Main Street in Moscow, Idaho


official seal of Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Nez Perce County, Idaho [est. 1864]
includes the cities of Culdesac, Lapwai, Lewiston {county seat} & Peck, and the communities of Gifford, Lenore,
Myrtle, Southwick, Spalding, Sweetwater & Waha
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

City of Lewiston, Idaho [est. 1861]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Nez Perce Indian Reservation [] based in Lapwai, Idaho
BLACK STAR: fundamentalist Xians who are boycotting products of Coors & Miller and any other corporation that supports tolerance for LGBT rights issues  national beers in cans & bottles, craft beers on tap from Riverport Brewing; also serve wine  Waha Bar & Grill [est. 2008], 40787 Waha Road in Waha {Lewiston}, Idaho


Teton County [est. 1915]
includes the cities of Driggs {county seat}, Tetonia & Victor
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce, 91 Little Avenue East in Driggs, Idaho
Silver Star Communications [est. 1926] in Lincoln County, Wyoming and Teton & Caribou Counties in Idaho
http://www.tsd401.org/

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Driggs, Idaho [est. 1888] ZIP 83422
is famous for having only one stoplight.
Teton Valley Cabins, 34 Ski Hill Road in Driggs, Idaho
Teton Aviation Center & Warbird Cafe, 675 Airport Road in Driggs, Idaho
Grand Valley Lodging vacation rentals [est. 1992], 158 No. First Street East in Driggs, Idaho
Three Peaks Cafe & Catering [est. 2013], 2389 Idaho 33 Scenic {upstairs at MD Nursery} in Driggs, Idaho
Teton Valley Lodge fly fishing outfitters [est. 1919] west of Driggs, Idaho

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Grand Targhee Resort and the community of Alta, Wyoming ZIP 83414
are at the end of a five-mile road east from Driggs, Idaho.
Grand Targhee Resort [est. 1969], 3300 Ski Hill Road in Alta, Wyoming
11 beers on tap, wine & full bar, including hot drinks; famous for Teton Nachos & Wydaho Nachos & Garlic Fries  The Trap Bar & Grill [est. 1969], at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming
Wild Bill's Grill cafeteria {open M-F 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm}, at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming

Teton Reserve Golf Community on Highway 33 - between Driggs & Victor in Idaho
Horn Mountain Living Western home furnishings, 112 So. Main Street in Tetonia, Idaho
Linn Canyon Ranch [est. 1980s] - north of Victor, Idaho

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Victor, Idaho [est. 1889] ZIP 83455
is roughly 25 miles west of Jackson, Wyoming.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Teton Valley RV Park & Campground, 1208 Highway 31 in Victor, Idaho
Teton Valley Foundation [est. 2005] based in Victor, Idaho
Wildlife Brewing, 145 So. Main Street in Victor, Idaho
Grand Teton Brewing Company [est. 1988], 430 Old Jackson Highway in Victor, Idaho
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa - 2 miles south of Victor, Idaho
Moose Creek Ranch & Cabins, 2733 E. 10800 South - south of Victor, Idaho>/a>


Twin Falls County, Idaho [est. 1907]
includes the cities of Buhl, Castleford, Filer, Hansen, Hollister, Kimberly, Murtaugh &
Twin Falls {county seat}, and the community of Rogerson.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

City of Twin Falls, Idaho [est. 1904]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia


Smaller Counties & Towns of Idaho
There are 44 counties in Idaho, including Ada*, Adams, Bannock*, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine*, Boise, Bonner*, Bonneville*, Boundary, Butte,
Camas, Canyon*, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho County, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai*, Latah*,
Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce*, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton*, Twin Falls*, Valley & Washington.
{asterisk indicates eleven largest counties covered in sections above}

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Adams County, Idaho [est. 1911]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Bear Lake County, Idaho [est. 1875]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Benewah County, Idaho [est. 1915]
state homepageentry at Wikipedia

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Bingham County, Idaho [est. 1885]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Boise County, Idaho [est. 1864]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Greater Garden Valley [ID] Chamber of Commerce

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Boundary County, Idaho [est. 1915]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Boundary County Museum, http://www.bonnersferrymuseum.org/

The infamous 1992 Ruby Ridge siege by several hundred armed federal agents against Randy Weaver and his family
took place within Boundary County.

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Butte County, Idaho [est. 1917]
state homepageentry at Wikipedia

http://www.butteschooldistrict.org/

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Camas County, Idaho [est. 1917]
state homepageentry at Wikipedia

http://www.camascountyschools.org/
http://www.cityoffairfieldidaho.com/
http://www.fairfieldidaho.net/
http://www.fairfieldidaho.net/community/chamber-of-commerce/
Union Pacific Caboose Tourist Information Center
Soldier Creek Brewing Company
Soldier Mountain Ski Area [est. 1948] near Fairfield, Idaho

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Caribou County, Idaho [est. 1919]
state homepageentry at Wikipedia

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Cassia County, Idaho [est. 1879]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Clark County, Idaho [est. 1919]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.clarkcountyschools161.org/

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Clearwater County, Idaho [est. 1911]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.clearwatermuseum.org/ Clearwater Historical Museum

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Custer County, Idaho [est. 1881]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Elmore County, Idaho [est. 1889]]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Mountain Home [ID] Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Home Air Force Base [est. 1943]

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Franklin County, Idaho [est. 1913]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Intermountain Farmers Assn. [est. 1923] store in Preston, Idaho

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Fremont County, Idaho [est. 1893]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Gem County, Idaho [est. 1915]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.gemcountymuseum.org/

Gem County / Emmett, Idaho Chamber of Commerce
annual Cherry Festival [est. 1930s - June] in Emmett, Idaho

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Gooding County, Idaho [est. 1913]
includes the cities of Bliss, Gooding {county seat}, Hagerman & Wendell.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Gooding County Historical Society [est. 1971]

artist Archie Boyd Teater [1901-78] lived with his wife, Patricia
in Jackson, Wyoming and Bliss, Idaho and Carmel-by-the Sea, California.
The Usonian-style Archie Teater Studio was built in 1952 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959] in Hagerman/Bliss, Idaho.
artist entry at Wikipediastudio entry at Wikipedia

Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce, 380 State Street in Hagerman, Idaho
Hagerman Valley Historical Society & Museum [built 1909; est. 1981]
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument [est. 1975]

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Idaho County, Idaho [est. 1864]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Jefferson County, Idaho [est. 1913]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Jerome County, Idaho [est. 1919]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Minidoka WWII Relocation Center in south-central Idaho (six miles north of Eden, Idaho)
official N.P.S. websiteentry at Wikipedia
more info at the World War II Internment Camps Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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Lemhi County, Idaho [est. 1869]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Greyhouse Inn B&B [built 1894] in Salmon, Idaho

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Lewis County, Idaho [est. 1911]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.lewiscountymuseum.org/

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Lincoln County, Idaho [est. 1895, split 1913 & 1919]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Madison County, Idaho [est. 1913]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.madisoncountyfamilyfair.com/

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Minidoka County, Idaho [est. 1913]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.minidokacountyfair.org/

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Oneida County, Idaho [est. 1864]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Owyhee County, Idaho [est. 1863]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.owyheemuseum.org/
http://www.owyheecountyrodeo.com/

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Payette County, Idaho [est. 1917]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

official seal of Power County, Idaho, USA
Power County, Idaho [est. 1913]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Power County Historical Society & Museum

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Shoshone County, Idaho [est. 1864]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.CityofKellogg.com
http://www.wallace-id.com/

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Valley County, Idaho [est. 1917]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.vcfnr.com/
http://www.centralidahohistoricalmuseum.com/

http://www.cascadeid.us/
http://www.cascadechamber.com/
http://www.cascadeschools.org/
http://www.cityofdonnelly.org/
http://www.donnellychamber.org/
http://www.mccall.id.us/
http://www.mccallchamber.org/
http://www.mccallstarnews.com/

Yellow Pine [ID] Music & Harmonica Festival [July-Aug 2015 = #26]

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Washington County, Idaho [est. 1879]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

http://www.weisermuseum.com/


Railroads of Idaho
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Idaho
'list of Idaho railroads' page at Wikipedia
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways listing for Idaho
U.P.R.R. Shortline Railroad Profiles for Idaho

Union Pacific 2-8-0 steam locomotive #616 was donated to the City of Nampa, Idaho in August 1958.
Union Pacific 2-8-2 steam locomotive #2005 is on display at Ross Park in Pocatello, Idaho.
Union Pacific 2-8-2 steam locomotive #2295 is on display at former UP passenger depot in Boise, Idaho.
1915 H.K. Porter narrow-gauge Eureka & Palisade RR 2-6-2 Prairie #7 runs daily {in season} at Silverwood Theme Park [est. 1988] in Athol, Idaho

                 

Camas Prairie Railroad Company (reporting mark CSP) [1909-2000]
was a short line railroad in northern Idaho jointly owned and operated by Northern Pacific Railway and Union Pacific Railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camas_Prairie_Railroad
Parts of the railroad are now operated by the Great Northwest Railroad and by the Bountiful Grain and Craig Mountain Railroad.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

Bountiful Grain and Craig Mountain Railroad (BGCM)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BG%26CM_Railroad

BNSF Railway (BNSF)

Boise Valley Railroad (BVRR)

Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR)

Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad [1907-1939]

Great Northwest Railroad (GRNW)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northwest_Railroad

Idaho Central Railway [1887-merger 1889] built the 19 miles of rail line between Nampa and Boise, Idaho.

Idaho and Sedalia Transportation Company (ISRC)

Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad (INPR)



Montana Rail Link [reporting mark MRL; est. 1987] is a privately-held unit of
The Washington Companies and is based in Missoula, Montana; MRL operates over 900 miles
(1,400 km) of trackage in Montana & Idaho originally built by the Northern Pacific Railway.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia


Oregon Short Line Railway [1882-1889]
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway [1889-1897]
Oregon Short Line Railroad [1897-1987]

Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company [1896-1910]
Oregon, Washington and Idaho Railroad [1903-1910]
Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company [1910-1987]

Pend Oreille Valley Railroad (POVA)

Spokane International Railway [1905-1941]
Spokane International Railroad [1941-1987]

St. Maries River Railroad (STMA)

Union Pacific Railroad (UP
Union Pacific Railroad Museum [opened 2003] in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Washington and Idaho Railway (WIR)


Indian Country of Idaho
The population of Idaho is 1.4% Native American.

Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation [est. 1867]

Fort Hall Indian Reservation [est. 1868] of the Bannock & Shoshoni tribes

Lapwai Indian Reservation [est. 1863] of the Nez Perce Tribe

Lemhi Indian Reservation [est. 1868] of the Bannock, Tukuarika & Shoshoni tribes


Reading Material & Other Media
browse travel books about Idaho U.S.A. at Amazon

Idaho Magazine [est. 2001] based in Boise
Idaho Magazine
[launched 2001]

subscribe: 12 issues/year
for $29.95 via Amazon

magazine website

Sun Valley Magazine [est. 1974]
Sun Valley Magazine
[launched Fall 1974]

subscribe direct
3 issues/year for $12.00

magazine website

Ultimate Idaho Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia
The Ultimate Idaho Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia
11x8½ pb [2007]
for $24.95

11x8½ pb [2005]
out of print/used

Ultimate Idaho website



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Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming book by Donald B. Robertson  
"Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 2: The Mountain States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming" [1971] by Donald B. Robertson
Taylor Publng 11¾x9 hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Idaho Falls, America's First Nuclear Accident book by William McKeown  "Idaho Falls: The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident" [2003]
by William McKeown

E.C.W. Press 8x5½ pb [4/2003] for $11.53
Echoes of a Silent River novel by Rebekah Fawn Cochran  "Echoes of A Silent River: A Fictional Poetry-Prose Narrative of The True Largest Massacre of Native Americans In The History of The United States"
[2003] by Rebekah Fawn Cochran

A fictional look at the 1863 Bear River Massacre in Idaho.
BookLocker 8¾x5½ pb [9/2003] for $14.95
publisher bookpage {also ebook}
Train Dreams novella by Denis Johnson  "Train Dreams: A Novella" [2011] by Denis Johnson
First published in The Paris Review in 2002; an account of the life of an Idaho Panhandle railroad laborer, an ode to the vanished West that captures the splendor of a country that lost faith in its own mythology.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux hardcover [8/2011] for $11.30
Idaho Beer book by Steve Koonce  "Idaho Beer: From Grain To Glass In The Gem State" [2014]
by Steven J. Koonce

The History Press pb [4/2014] for $15.59

Film Idaho is now a redirect
'list of films shot in Idaho' at Wikipedia

"Come and Get It" [1936] based on the Edna Ferber novel

"Northwest Passage" [1940] starring Spencer Tracy

"Sun Valley Serenade" [Fox Aug 1941]
1941 musical feature Sun Valley Serenade  This film is shown for free three days a week at the Opera House in Sun Valley Village. When Phil Corey's band arrives at a ski resort they discover that the refugee sponsored by the pianist is a very pretty adult girl; the main singer is miffed by the attraction between her boyfriend and the girl, so she quits; the girl saves the day by organizing an ice-skating exhibition. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck & Milton Sperling; directed by H. Bruce Humberstone; starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, William B. Davidson; featuring The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, Billy May, The Modernaires, Six Hits & A Miss, dancers Fayard & Harold Nicholas, and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
not available on Region 1 DVD • Fox b&w VHS [4/93] for $44.50 {sic}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Idaho" B-Western [Republic Pictures March 1943]
"Idaho" 1943 Republic B-Western starring Roy Rogers  Filmed at since-flooded Kernville, California; when a judge with a dark past tries to shut down a crooked saloon-keeper, she attempts to blackmail him; when that fails, she frames him for a bank robbery – Roy to the rescue!
Directed by Joseph Kane; starring Roy Rogers & Trigger, Smiley Burnette, Virginia Grey, Harry Shannon, Ona Munson, Dick Purcell, Onslow Stevens, The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, and The Sons of The Pioneers band
Alpha Video b&w DVD [5/2004] for $7.98
V.C.I. Ent. Vault Classic b&w DVD [11/2011] for $9.99
Bridgestone Multimedia b&w VHS [2/2002] for $6.79
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch free online [52:41] at Internet Archive

"Zorro's Black Whip" 12-chapter film serial [Republic Pictures Nov 1944]
Zorro's Black Whip 1944 film serial starring Linda Stirling  In Idaho Territory circa 1890, a local tyrant kills the newspaper owner for promoting statehood; the dead man's sister dons a mask & cape and uses her whip to wreak vengeance against the bad guys, aided by a handsome government agent. Chapter Titles: 1. The Masked Avenger; 2. Tomb of Terror; 3. Mob Murder; 4. Detour To Death; 5. Take Off That Mask!; 6. Fatal Gold; 7. Wolf Pack; 8. The Invisible Victim; 9. Avalanche; 10. Fangs of Doom; 11. Flaming Juggernaut; and 12. Trail of Tyranny Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet & Wallace Grissell; starring Linda Stirling, George J. Lewis, Lucien Littlefield & Francis McDonald • more Silent & Sound Movie Serials
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [4/2003] for $4.98
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [11/2007] 2 disks for $15.96
Republic Pictures b&w VHS [5/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipediawatch all 12 episodes free online at Internet Archive

"Duchess of Idaho" [1950 M.G.M. musical] mainly shot in Sun Valley, Idaho

"Bus Stop" [1956] starring Marilyn Monroe

"Ski Party" [A.I.P. 1965] starring Frankie Avalon & Dwayne Hickman

"Breakheart Pass" [1975 Western] starring Charles Bronson

"Bronco Billy" [1980] starring Clint Eastwood

"Pale Rider" [1985 Western] by Clint Eastwood, filmed in Idaho & California

"Moving" [1988] starring Richard Pryor

"Talent For The Game" [1991 baseball movie] starring Edward James Olmos

"Dante's Peak" [1997 disaster epic] shot on location in Wallace, Idaho

"Breakfast of Champions" [1999] based on the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. novel

"Napoleon Dynamite" [2004] filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho

"Idaho Media Showcase" 20-episode TV interview series [indep 2012]
credits at IMDbwatch free on their YouTube channel

Idaho The Movie TV documentary  "Idaho: The Movie" [indep Dec 2012]
48-minute TV documentary film produced by Jennifer Isenhart, directed by Tom Hadzor,
written by Tim Woodward; won Emmy, Telly & ImPact awards
Esi Distrbn color Blu-ray [11/2013] for $19.99
Wide Eye Prodns color DVD [12/2012] for $14.99
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [1:49] online at Vimeo


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