Issue: 2014-04, April 2014 (Pingree)
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After years of bypassing Initial Point near Kuna, the author finally took the turnoff, which led him not only to the point from which all Idaho land is surveyed, but to history going way back.
In 1914, eight immigrant families were lured by promises of fertile, irrigated land to what proved to be a wilderness of sagebrush near Homedale. A century later, a descendant narrates the scam.
During a nostalgic return to this Snake River Plain hometown of her grandparents and parents, the author confronts the effects of time and change, and gets a glimpse of the future.