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Bachelor Pioneers

Posted on by Michael Vogt / Comments Off on Bachelor Pioneers

Three Brothers Who Never Parted Story and Photos by Michael Vogt Caldwell native Dale Smith’s pride in his great-great uncles, the Johnston brothers, led him to study their lives closely, and he even portrays one of them when
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Friends and Neighbors

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Friends and Neighbors

On a Two-Way Street Story and Photos by Les Tanner “Hello?” “Hi, Lindsey, this is Les. I’ve got a quick question for you.” “Ask away.” “What are your plans for the first couple of weeks in June?” “In
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Jimmy’s Nemesis

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Jimmy’s Nemesis

What Is It about The Thing? Story and Photos by Les Tanner Jimmy the cat is not the bravest critter in the world. Any sort of sudden noise causes him at least to start, but if it’s even
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My Teachers

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on My Teachers

The Less Obvious Ones Story and Photos by Les Tanner Not long ago, as I was crossing the parking lot at a local market, an elderly lady coming toward me dropped a small parcel.  As I picked it
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The Hat [read this free]

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on The Hat [read this free]

Two, Actually By Les Tanner A while back, as Kitty Fleischman and I were having lunch near IDAHO magazine’s office in Boise, a woman sitting at a nearby table came over. “You’re Mr. Tanner, aren’t you?” she said.
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Wilkins Speedway [read this free]

Posted on by Michael Vogt / Comments Off on Wilkins Speedway [read this free]

A Lot of Cars Totaled By Michael Vogt Photos Courtesy of Michael Vogt The author, who compiled an oral history of a horse racing track near Caldwell in the 1940s (“Sage Acres,” IDAHO magazine, January 2021) now does
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Pushy Parakeets

Posted on by Joseph Zahnle / Comments Off on Pushy Parakeets

Wild in the Yard Story and Photos by Joseph Zahnle My wife Barbara loves feeding the birds in our yard but whether I’m right or wrong, I wouldn’t do it. I believe they can pretty much take care
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