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Butter

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Thomas Moran Couldn’t Make It By Rick Just Photos Courtesy of Rick Just My family came into Idaho a few weeks after it became a territory. My Great-Grandfather Nels Just was a freighter, a rancher, and Bingham County
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Grandma Morris

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Pioneer Tough By Max Jenkins In April 1916, after enduring several years of drought in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Grandma and Granddad moved with their four children to Idaho. Grandma’s brothers and sisters had already purchased train tickets to
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The Long Road Back

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In the Fold of Midnight Stars By Miranda R. Carter My grandfather gave us the northern Idaho wilderness. He gave it to us in all its forms: vast populations of pines fleshing out rich, rolling hillsides; ribbons of
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Return

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This Time for Good Story and Photos by Glenn Theberge In June 1970, my seventeen-year-old wife Cathy and I visited Mountain Home to see her uncle, who was stationed at the airbase. Our drive from Massachusetts across the
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Drifter

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The Sorry Saga of Great-Uncle Darrell By Carmen Magart By the time you’ve achieved a ripe old sixty, there’s usually a long list of characters who’ve played special parts in your life. Some of the actors along the
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On Old Hill Road

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Endangered Family Farms Stick Together Story and Photos by Richard Mouser In 2005, my family made the decision to move away from the suburban neighborhoods of Eagle and buy an old home in the outskirts of Boise, on
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House for Seven

Posted on by Bren Slade / Comments Off on House for Seven

A Place of Light and Hope Story and Photos by Bren Slade The light was dim inside the ambulance. My daughter lay breathing but unresponsive. Were there windows? I don’t remember. It was Christmas Eve.  Five months earlier,
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