Hiking the Sawtooths
by Lynna Howard
The Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho represent one of the most famous landscapes in the state. If you haven’t seen them for yourself, you must go. With forty-two peaks over ten thousand feet and more than forty official trails, the Sawtooth Wilderness offers hiking and outdoor recreation at its best. Author Lynna Howard takes us along, sharing history, humor, and how-to advice along the way.
Horseshoe Bend—Spotlight City
by members of the Scenic Payette River Historical Society
Twenty-five minutes from Boise on Highway 55, Horseshoe Bend is appropriately named. The town, population 770, is nestled in the horseshoe-shaped bend of the Payette River. A “hard-edged, working-man’s town,” Horseshoe Bend really took off when, in 1862, gold was discovered in the Boise Basin. But it was farmers and ranchers—not miners—who thrived when they discovered their own “gold mine” in the area’s fertile ground and mild climate. A railroad and sawmill soon followed, and though the sawmill has closed and the railroad transports sightseers instead of lumber these days, Horseshoe Bend is alive and kicking… and it’s just around the bend.
by Les Tanner
Five hundred pounds of negatives, sixteen thousand images spanning more than eighty years, were stored hapharzardly in cardboard boxes in a Caldwell basement, labeled “Ready to go to meltdown.” The collection belonged to Walter and Alice Braun of Braun Studios, who had purchased the negatives and prints in 1947 from the Stanton Studio and former Snodgrass Picture Shop. The images, including college photos of such notables as Joe Albertson and his soon-to-be bride Kathryn McCurry, are now safely stored at the Albertson College of Idaho Archives. Think of the stories to come—this is just the beginning!
Letter to the Editor
For What It’s Worth: Trash to Treasure; It’s yard sale season!, By Donna L. Peterson
Good Sports: A Sound Athlete; Melba’s Lewt Greenfield excels in three sports despite deafness, By Jon P. Brown
Breaking Ground: On the second day of sun, By Joshua Foster
Studebaker Says: Trappin’ Gnats, By William Studebaker
Profile: Gram’s Story; Laura Carothers enjoys the fruits of her labor, By Cecil Hicks
Featured Foliage: Syringa; Idaho’s flower, By Betty Derig
One Spud Short: The One That Got Away, By Peggy Parks
Water Ways: Mayflies; Learning the language of rivers, By Rick Kmetz
Preserving the Past: The Gem State Archives; Gateway to Idaho’s best-kept secrets, By Margo Aragon
Safe Passage: Saving the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout; Fishermen, engineers, government agencies, and a senator’s staff collaborate to save wild fish, By Mike Homza
2005 Recipe Contest: Three-bean salsa, By Diana Caldwell
Historical Snapshot: Hello girls, By Arthur Hart
IN THIS ISSUE!
Boise, Caldwell, Challis, Henry’s Lake, Horseshoe Bend, Howard Creek, Ketchum, Lake Pend Oreille, Lewiston, Melba, Mirror Lake, Nampa, Payette, Rigby, Ririe, Sandpoint, Sawtooth Mountain Range, Shelley, South Fork Snake River, Swan Valley, Stanley, Twin Falls, Wallace, Weiser