by Martha Ripple
The general perception about performing artists among people in this state is that, if they are any good at all, why are they working here in Idaho? Shouldn’t they be back in New York recording, acting, or starving on the streets and paying their dues? Kevin Kirk and his band, Onomatopoeia, demonstrate every day, and with every performance, that art can be created anywhere that artists call home.
by Marylyn Cork
Once called Newport, this small town gained its name when most of the town picked up and moved to the other side of the Pend Oreille River, taking the name with them. The remaining residents referred to the place as Oldtown, and the name stuck. Now two blocks wide and five blocks long, Oldtown may be small in size, but it makes up for the lack of expanse with an abundance of heart and community spirit.
by Bill Corbett
Woodrow Wilson Rawls is best remembered as the author of the classic children’s books Where the Red Fern Grows and The Summer of the Monkeys. Both are stories about a young boy growing up in a poor family, who makes his first long strides toward adulthood through hard work, faith, intelligence, and the love of a good dog (or two). What is less known is that Rawls experienced precisely the sort of childhood he wrote about, and when he left home, he traveled widely, working in many places and at many trades. One of those places was Idaho, and he lived here for almost twenty years. This is where he met his wife, married, and wrote both of his books.
Letter to the Editor: by Joann Judd
Book Review: Growing Up With Jessica by James Walker, reviewed by Kitty Fleischman
Top of the World: Life on Tripod Lookout in the 1930s, by P.E. (Bill) Cherry
Retrospective: Cowboys and Sheepherders in the 1920s; They Were Tough Men With Marshmallows for Hearts, by Roberta H. Green
Historical Snapshot: When the Flying Circus Came to Idaho, by Arthur Hart
Profile: Edith Miller Klein; Number Seventeen Among the First Fifty Women in Idaho Law, by Debora K. Kristensen
Small Town Flavor: Fishing with Heber Stock, by Kathy Davidson
Family Matters: Remembering the Jason Event, by E. Coston Frederick
Studebaker Says: Mother Goose Wins the Smoker, by William Studebaker
One Spud Short: Sharin’ a Meal, by Betty Bishop Corrigan
Fish Tales: Idaho Catfish Paradise, by Mary Syrett
IN THIS ISSUE!
Bear Lake, Boise, Caldwell, Challis, Fish Haven, Idaho Falls, Oldtown, Tripod Lookout, Twin Falls