"Adams County was named for John Adams, the second President of the United States. The western boundary of the county is the Hells Canyon of the Snake. Powerhouses of the Oxbow and Hells Canyon dams of the Idaho Power Company are in Adams County. Council Valley was a meeting place for all the councils of the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indians. The village of Council was incorporated in 1903. Packer John's Cabin, where the first Democratic Convention in the Idaho Territory was held, is in Meadows Valley just off Highway 55. Mines were developed in the 1880's and 1890's, but the mining boom died in the early 1900's. About 20 percent of Adams County includes the famous Seven Devils Mountains, noted for their ruggedness and grandeur." - "The Idaho Almanac," 1977 Edition, State of Idaho. map from almanac   Adams Co. ISU Digital Atlas   Neighboring Counties

Adams County Index

Historic Post Offices
1919 Preliminary Report on Mining Districts in Adams and Washington Counties
Hawley's History, 1920
Women Homesteaders on the Payette National Forest
Martial Law, 1931, "to prevent incenciarism;" in Idaho, Boise, Gem, Valley, Adams, Custer and Lemhi Counties

Adams Co., IDGenWeb
Adams Co. USGenweb Archives

Hells Canyon
Cuprum, c. 1910-1920
Teasing for Candy at Mesa Orchards


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