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As Wild West As It Gets

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A Ghost Town’s Vivid Past By Eloise Kraemer Over breakfast with friends in the Silver Valley last June, my husband Douglas and I got into a discussion about Eagle City and old sawmills. This brought up fond memories
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Anoka Revisited

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Stories Behind the Images Photos Courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum The cover story of the magazine’s October 2019 issue was about a trove of historical photos discovered in rural Oregon that revived interest in the Idaho setting of
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No Pizza in Winter

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“Check out that old Masonic Lodge, honey,” I said to my wife Felicity. “That’s what our house should look like.”

“I think it’s for sale,” she replied.

I imagined helicopters lifting the barn-sized building out of the canyon in the Owyhee Mountains that shelters Silver City and arranging it on a hillside close to Boise. Then, with a laugh, I realized what she meant. “Oh, you mean live here?” Continue reading

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Chesterfield—Spotlight

Posted on by Bonnie Dodge / Leave a comment

I love exploring ghost towns and digging up Idaho history.

I’ve spent a good amount of time wandering around Atlanta, Rocky Bar, and Silver City to name a few, and when I heard about a ghost town in eastern Idaho called Chesterfield, it went right on my “to see” list. What I saw was definitely not your normal ghost town.

Chesterfield is on the Oregon Trail between Soda Springs and the Old Fort Hall, about eleven miles north of Bancroft. The area around it, which includes the Portneuf and Bear Rivers, was noted by fur trappers as early as 1813. Bannock and Shoshone tribes ranged there long before white people created a trade center where emigrants stopped for supplies. This is where some of the pioneers split off to take the Hudspeth Cutoff southwest to California instead of the Oregon Trail heading northwest to Fort Hall.

At this year’s Memorial Day celebration in Chesterfield, I stood with a group of people watching as the American flag was raised, and the woman beside me said, “Who are you related to?” Continue reading

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Two Lenses

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She Made the Images, He Loved the View Story and Photos by Jacqueline Toy This content is available for purchase. Please select from available options. Register & Purchase  Purchase Only

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