by Dean Worbois
Down along the slumbering banks of the Snake River south of Melba lies Idaho’s first Archeological State Park. Featuring gigantic gravel scattered after the catastrophic draining of Lake Bonneville some 14,500 years ago, an array of petroglyphs left by native tribes over several millennia, and the echoes of Idaho’s mining past, Celebration Park is an interesting and eclectic window into Idaho’s past.
by Margo Aragon
This small town on the Palouse has a colorful history out of proportion to its size. Named, incidentally, for the Winchester rifles that townspeople brought to an early meeting, the town sits beside a picturesque lake, is surrounded by Ponderosa pines, has its own resident pack of wolves, and sports a mayor who is also a best selling author (see page 23 for profile). Through seventy-five years of existence that depended largely on the boom and bust logging industry, Winchester is surviving and thriving as an inviting place to visit and live.
How to Erect an Anemometer
by Collin Rudeen
What is an anemometer and why would one desire to erect one? As it turns out, an anemometer measures wind velocity and persistence, information which is both necessary and fundamental when deciding where one might wish to build a wind farm. As a continuing, non-polluting energy source, wind power is very highly regarded for a variety of reasons. Still, even though the purpose of an anemometer more than justifies the installation, there is a great deal more to putting one up than one might expect.
Animal Kingdom: Stalking the wild turkey, by Jim Foster
Outdoor Sports: Long Bridge swim; An exercise in healing, by Desiré Aguirre
Profile: “I Chose Idaho”; Writing a life in the Gem State, by Janet Rubin
Small Town Flavor: Business out there; Hands on haggling, by Carol Lena Sowards
Historical Snapshot: A trip to the dentist was rarely fun, by Arthur Hart
Tricks of the Trade: Hollywood style innovations, straight from the family farm, by Amy Ballard
Clean Plate Club: Dining in the 100 Acre Wood, by Laura Zuckerman
Studebaker Says: Running Barefoot; A twice-told tale, by William Studebaker
Literary Lions: Darkest Idaho’s pitiful Hemingway cult, by Dean Miller
Rock and a Hard Place: Four-wheel-drive blues, by Shirley Lund
2006 Recipe Contest: Au Gratin Potatoes, by Geneva Trent
IN THIS ISSUE!
Arco, Boise, Celebration Park, Eagle, Fairfield, Idaho Falls, Salmon, Sandpoint, Soda Springs, Sun Valley, Twin Falls, Winchester