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2011-01, January 2011 (Middleton)

2011-01, January 2011 (Middleton)


Volume 10 Number 4

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    They Made the Desert Bloom: How a Family of Drillers and Inventors Played a Central Role in Irrigating Idaho
    by Connie Otteson

    Joe Andrew and his two sons drilled wells and invented breakthrough technologies for six decades in the Snake River Valley that helped to turn the desert green.

    Middleton—Spotlight City
    by Becky O’Meara

    Generations of the author’s family have played central roles in the life of Middleton, which is among the oldest and fastest-growing towns in the state.

    The Valley of Curious Names
    by Alice H. Dunn

    A lifelong ranching connection to Marsh Valley near Arimo leads the author into a historical quest for the origins of names behind the area’s places.


    Comment: Congratulations in Order; Ten distinctions in the Pushcart Prizes, including one for an essay that appeared in IDAHO magazine

    Ketchum: Built Like Idaho; The State’s Best Architecture Champions Simplicity, Strength, and Elegance

    Nampa: A Winterhawk Mystery; Why Are All These Raptors Coming to My Backyard?, by Leon Powers

    Owyhee: Putting up Hay; Post-War, Hard Times for Rail-Worker Families, by Billy Rae Wall

    Boise: Between Man and Magic; A Foothills-Lover Ponders the Attraction, by Katherine Lovan

    Twin Falls: The Devil’s Corral; Decades-Old Memories Revive on a Canyon Horseback Ride, by Loy Ann Bell

    Hells Canyon: The Murder of Martin Hibbs; A Documentarian Reflects on the Death of a Rancher, by Patrick McCarthy

    Idaho at Large: Transitions; Moving a Daughter into a Dorm Brings Back Wistful Memories, by Steve Carr

    Recipe Contest: Peking Steak Bites; and Beef Brisket with Savory Carrots and Prunes, both recipes courtesy of the Idaho Beef Council

    Ashton, Boise, Cascade, Hells Canyon, Idaho Falls, Island Park, Jerome, Ketchum, McCall, Middleton, Nampa, Owyhee, Priest Lake, Twin Falls