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About Eileen Bennett

Eileen Bennett moved from Canada to Dubois to teach school in October of 1947. There, she met her husband, Kenny Bennett. They were married in 1948 and moved to Kilgore, where they raised three children. For about two decades, Eileen commuted on the school bus to Dubois High School, where she was the chef. She later cooked for senior citizens another twenty years. A year after Kenny’s death in 1997, she moved back to Dubois. In 2010, she was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.


More than a town, Kilgore is where memories of those who lived there were created from their visions of success. For such people, including me, this high mountain valley community in eastern Idaho’s Clark County, close to the Montana border, is home. It is a place of lush grasses and streams meandering between the foothills of the Centennial Mountains of the Continental Divide and the northern reaches of the lava of the Upper Snake River Plain. The valley was called Kamisinim Takin, Camas Meadows, by an unknown Indian tribe, long before white men came. Continue reading

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