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1860, Washington Territory   ::   1864 map   ::   1876 map (includes Bear Lake est. in 1875)
Native American Tribes
Chronological Summary by James H. Hawley, 1920
"Early History of Idaho," by W. J. McConnell, (1913) at

"Early History of Idaho,"Chapt. 11, Early Events. Includes events in Boise, Gem, Payette and Ada counties and in Oregon.

A Capsule History, an Idaho Chronology, abstracted from "The Idaho Almanac, 1977 (through 1976)
Fur Traders, includes Kullyspell (Bonner County), Idaho's First Trading Post 1809; Fort Henry 1810 (Fremont County)
Captain Bonneville (1832 - 1835)
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade (off-site)
The Missionaries Followed the Explorers and the Fur Traders
   The Spaldings at Lapawai
   The Catholic Missions, includes the DeSmet Mission and the Cataldo Mission
   LDS - Fort Lemhi, includes founding of Franklin, first permanent settlement
Along the Oregon Trail
Nathaniel J. Wyeth and Fort Hall, (Bannock County) (1834 -) by Brosnan
   The Fort Hall Accounts (off-site)
Old Hudson Bay Fort Boise (Canyon County) (1834 - 1855), by Brosnan
Fremont through Idaho, 1843, (stops at Ft Hall and Ft. Boise) by Brosnan
Trading and Military Posts by Hawley
19th Century Forts & Military Installations, at Digital Atlas of Idaho
Oregon Trail Links and Information
Goodale North: Oregon Trail Alternate Route from Boise to Brownlee Ferry (1862)
Hawley: Discovery of Gold, Pierce City, New Discoveries, Florence (1860f)
1865 "Map of Boise Basin and part of Ada Alturas and Owyhee Counties I.T."
"Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78," Compiled By Henry G. Langley
Polk's Idaho State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1914 at
Postoffices, Idaho Semi-weekly World, Sept. 1889
Territorial Executive Branch (1863-1889)

1889, The resources and attractions of Idaho, Map of the Union Pacific, the Overland Route ~ complete 100 page booklet
1922 map from Along the Union Pacific

Women Suffrage - Women for Idaho (1896)
"Idaho was the fourth American commonwealth to adopt woman suffrage. On January 21, 1895, the Third Legislature passed a joint resolution which permitted the electors of the state to vote on a woman suffrage amendment to the constitution. At the next general election (November 3, 1896) the amendment was overwhelmingly indorsed by the voters of the state. The final count showed that 12,126 votes had been cast in favor of the measure, while only 6,282 ballots had been registered against it. The State Board of Canvassers, however, refused to declare the amendment carried on the ground that 12,126 votes did not represent a majority of the total votes cast at the election (29,697). A few weeks later (December 11, 1896) the supreme court unanimously held that a majority of the votes cast on the amendment measure was suffucient to secure its adoption." - C. J. Brosnon, "History of Idaho," Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.

1895, State Equal Suffrage Assoc. mets, Pres., Mrs. H. J. Richards; vice-president, Mrs. W. W. Woods; secretary, Mrs. M. C. Athey; treasurer, Mrs. L. Burnside; board, Mrs. L. L. Feltonm Miss Bowman and Mrs. Whitman
February 12, 1920: "IDAHO ENDORSES WOMAN SUFFRAGE,LEGISLATURE HELD SHORTEST SESSION ON RECORD, ADJOURNING LAST NIGHT BOISE.—Idaho went on record Wednesday as the thirtieth state in the union to ratify the amendment to the federal constitution, giving to women the right to vote.
The two female representatives that session were Dr. Emma Drake of New Plymouth and Carrie H. White of Twin Falls

"Women Suffrage in Idaho by Governor Frank Steunenberg, and other articles at "Idaho Meanderings"

The History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountain (1920) by James H. Hawley
   abstracts, includes county descriptions, newspapers, Idaho in the Spanish American War
When the Mountins Roared - the 1910 Fires, "Big Blow-up," "Big Burn:" 85 fatalities, two day firestorm destroying three million acres (off-site)
Daughters of the American Revolution Members Residing in Idaho, 1911
Prohibition in Idaho, 1916-1933:   News Items:

1921, Apr. - Moonshine Kills Goat/Leads to Discovery of Home-Made Liquor
1922, Caldwell, raid south of Deer Flat reservoir

WWII POW Camps in Idaho
1946 Firestone Road Atlas: North Half  South Half
Boise National Forest Place Names
Idaho Penny Postcards - a pictorial state history tour
Historic Value of Metal Production for Idaho, 1860-1980 Cumulative Totals by Mining Area ,
Extracted from "Gold Camps & Silver Cities (Nineteenth Century Mining in Central and Southern Idaho)," by Merle W. Wells
"Mining in Idaho" (map), p. 235, "The Idaho Almanac," 1977 Edition, State of Idaho
Mining Districts of the State of Idaho 1987, available for download at Idaho Geological Survey
Don't be a Guberif

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"Forest History Society" explains: “What the hell is a Guberif?” "Residents of Idaho began asking that question in 1950 when the Guberif first invaded their state’s forests. Rarely seen today, the Guberif is a creature that stalks the woods, leaving behind devastating forest fires in its wake. Commonly found throughout Idaho during the 1950s, the creature was mostly eradicated through a successful statewide “wanted dead or alive” hunting campaign. A sworn enemy of the forest, the infamous Guberif nonetheless developed a cult following, and still stands as one of the most unique characters in state history."

Miscellanous News Items

1864, 13 Men Hung, George Ives, Henry Plummer, Ned Ray, Buck Stinson, John Wagner (aka Dutch John), Spanish Frank, Reed & Brown, Jack Gallagher, George Lane, Haze Lyons, Boon Helm and Frank Parrish
1864, Action of Vigilance Committee against, Harry Plummer, Jack Gallagher, Boon Helm, Spanish Frank
1885, Dirctory of Federal Officials
1887, Oct. - Boil Hay in new ironware kettles . .
1888, Arbor Day
1890, Idaho's Population, by county
In 1891, 430,884 immigrants landed in New York City, 70,496 Germans, Ireland 35,951, (continued)
1891, Idaho Moose
1892, W. W. Leeper shot at Falk's Store - J. L. Leeper shot by Curtis - Curtis was justified - Falk's Store was a stage stop and ferry on the Payette River, between New Plymouth and Emmett
1893, German Easter Legends
1893, Weather Summary for April
1898 - Hell as preached by Klondike preachers
1915, Mad Coyotes getting closer, Hammett
1915, Lincoln Produce Co. Ships Carload of Eggs to Butte from Twin Falls Tract
1915, Two Carloads of Elk Shipped into State from Montana
1916, May: Immigrant cars still coming into southern Idaho
1919, Miss Sweet, Idaho Co. School Superintendent, rode 639 Miles in performance of duties
1919, May 5: Southern Idaho Fruit Damaged
1919, May 9: Serious Frost Damage through Boise Valley
1919, Victory Garden campaign under way
1919, Ada Tingley, woman trapper  photo
1920, Flu victim buried at night, Mrs. George Leabo and Clarence Buster, Lemhi County
1920, North & South Road Distances
1920, Ship Rats, wants Idaho Furs
1920, Shipments of Horses from Cottonwood to Canada

Idaho Statesman, July 4, 1965
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1864, Arabella Fulton, "Tales of the Trail," bedbugs
1869, Salt to deter bedbugs
1880, cribbage board as bed-bug collector
1888, bounty for bedbugs on Salmon River
1885, Cottonwoods become home of bedbugs

Women Juries
   "On October 4, 1897, Idaho saw its first trial in which women sat on the jury – they having been granted equal suffrage the year before [blog, Nov 3]. Quoting historian Hiram T. French: “The women who, with W. R. Cartwright and R. F. Cooke, served on this jury were Mrs. R. E. Green, Miss Frances Wood, Mrs. Boyakin, and Mrs. E. J. Pasmore.” continued at South Fork Companion Blog
   Owyhee Nugget, Jan. 03, 1908: First Woman Jury at De Lamar
   Twin Falls' First Female Jury 1912
   Jury Of Women Hearing Case In Justice Court, December 1912, Boise
   1914, Emmett's First Women Jury, VonHarten v. Bramblee, herd law

On other AHGP sites -

Origins of Certain Place Names in the United States, includes Idaho
Photographs of Western Idaho (The Panhandle)
Idaho, Pacific States Newspapers Directory
Sketches of Inter-Mountain States, including Idaho
Making the Washington - Idaho Boundary

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