World War I Veterans By Linden B. Bateman Photos courtesy of Linden B. Bateman Each year, Idaho Day commemorates the creation of the Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1863. This year, the observance at the Idaho … Continue reading →
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About Linden B. BatemanLinden B. Bateman has a passion for Idaho, where he has lived since 1940. A charter member of the Bonneville County Historical Society, he chaired the committee that established the first historical museum in Bonneville County. First elected to the Idaho Legislature in 1976, he retired in 2016 and lives in Idaho Falls.
Who made Idaho? Who were the founding fathers of Idaho? Remarkably, the place named Idaho began with our most famous and beloved president, Abraham Lincoln, whose signature created the Territory of Idaho on March 4, 1863. Continue reading →