It Happened in Idaho Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-19
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
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From the Snake River Plain northward to its jagged mountains, barren foothills, lush farmland, and tree-covered peaks, Idaho is a state that defies easy description. It Happened In Idaho goes behind the scenes to all parts of this remarkable land to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Gem State.

Author Biography

Randy Stapilus has written about Idaho for more than a quarter of a century, as a newspaper columnist, reporter and author of a book about Idaho's political history, Paradox Politics (Ridenbaugh Press). He edits four newsletters on Northwest public affairs and natural resources. He has lived in all the corners of Idaho, currently at Boise.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Shaping Stones-9000 B.Cp. 1
Lewis and Clark Meet the Nez PercÚ-1805p. 4
Rendezvous at Pierre's Hole-1832p. 8
Henry Spalding's Bible-1839p. 12
Building the Cataldo Mission-1842p. 15
Treacherous Three-Island Crossing-1845p. 18
Franklin Founded-1860p. 21
The Planned Boomtown-1861p. 24
The Bear River Battle-1863p. 27
The Midnight Theft of the Capital-1865p. 30
From Slave to Legend-1872p. 34
Conflict at White Bird Canyon-1877p. 37
Noah Kellogg's Priceless Mule-1884p. 40
The Test Oath-1885p. 43
The Kleinschmidt Grade-1891p. 46
Riots in the Coeur d'Alene-1892p. 48
Butch Cassidy at Montpelier-1896p. 51
The High-Tech Backcountry Gang-1896p. 56
The Trial of Diamondfield Jack-1902p. 61
The Magic Valley-1903p. 64
Assassination-1905p. 67
Fire of the Century-1910p. 70
America's First Elected Jewish Governor-1914p. 73
Famous Potatoes-1917p. 76
The Last Highway-1930p. 79
The Creation of Sun Valley-1936p. 84
Feeding the Army-1941p. 87
Nuclear Energy Lights Arco-1955p. 90
The Crash That Changed Idaho Politics-1966p. 93
Jumping the Snake-1974p. 96
The Teton Dam Flood-1976p. 99
The Coming of Wilderness-1980p. 102
The Poacher-1981p. 104
The Last Stoplight-1990p. 107
To the Moon in Idaho-1999p. 110
A Potpourri of Idaho Factsp. 113
Bibliographyp. 119
Indexp. 123
About the Authorp. 130
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