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About Helen McMullin

Helen McMullin is a fifth-generation Idahoan who grew up in Fremont County. She worked as a park ranger at Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks and as a computer specialist for BLM. Helen, who now enjoys retirement in Idaho Falls with her husband, volunteers for the Museum of Idaho and is a freelance writer and blogger.


When I asked my cousin if she’d take photos to accompany a Spotlight City article on Farnum, she snickered. “You don’t need a spotlight. You need a microscope.” She’s right. Farnum is enough of a ghost town that we think even the ghost has moved away.

Nevertheless, my cousin still lives in Farnum, the fourth generation of Bratts there. I was born in California, but in 1946 my folks came back to Idaho and we lived in Farnum until 1955, when we moved to Drummond, taking our house with us.

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