This week’s Idaho History Feature

Page updated Dec 8, 2018

Check out the drop down menu on the history tab for local history archives, or scroll down to the table of contents and links to history books below.

Local History

Yellow Pine history

Stibnite  history

Thunder Mountain history

Roosevelt history

Big Creek and Edwardsburg history

Valley County History Posts

Link to Valley County Centennial
Link to History Local Roads Part 1
Link to History Local Roads Part 2
Link to A Difficult Commute
Link to History Post Offices
Link to Idaho Backcountry Fire Lookouts
Link to Antimony in Idaho Valley County
Link to Deadwood History
Link to Landmark History
Link to Sylvester Scott “Three Finger” Smith
Link to “Deadshot” Reed Ranch

Idaho History Posts

Link to History of Solar Eclipses in Idaho
Link to Nimíipuu [Nez Perce]
Link to The Tukudika – Sheepeaters
Link to Sheepeater Campaign 1879
Link to Chinese Miners in Idaho
Link to Idaho Stage Coach History (part 1)
Link to Idaho Stage Coach History (part 2)
Link to Lone Highwayman of Yellowstone
Link to The Horse Queen of Idaho
Link to  Hugh Whitney the Idaho Bandit
Link to Jesus Urquides (famous mule packer)
Link to Henry Plummer (Vigilantes part 1)
Link to Orlando “Rube” Robbins (Vigilantes part 2)
Link to Idaho Vigilance Committees (Vigilantes part 3)
Link to Dave Updyke – First Sheriff of Ada County (Vigilantes part 4)
Link to Henry Rhodes “Bub” (Bob) Meeks, Jr
Link to Jackson Lee “Diamondfield Jack” Davis
Link to Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh, Sr
Link to Atlanta, Rocky Bar and Alturas County
Link to Annie “Peg Leg” McIntyre Morrow
Link to Johnny Behind-The-Rocks McKeown
Link to Clydeus Rosalure Williams Dunbar aka Wheelbarrow Annie
Link to James “The Stiff” Hogan
Link to William Craig “Father of Idaho”
Link to Idaho Sheep Ranching (Sheep Queen of Idaho)

Idaho County History Posts

Link to Dr. Wilson Foskett – White Bird, Idaho
Link to Secesh (Part 1)
Link to Secesh (Part 2)
Link to Florence (Part 1)
Link to Florence (Part 2)
Link to Florence (Part 3)
Link to Florence (Part 4)
Link to Moose Creek
Link to Goff, Idaho
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 1)
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 2)
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 3)
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 4)
Link to Fenn Family
Link to Cottonwood
Link to Elk City (Part 1 Mining)
Link to Elk City (part 2 News)
Link to Elk City (Part 3 Murder)
Link to Elk City (Part 4 Transportation)
Link to Dixie

Local Books:

“Idaho Mountains Our Home” by Lafe and Emma Cox
“Yellow Pine, Idaho” a book compiled by Nancy Sumner (available locally)
Francie’s Camera The Art and Stories of Robert Auth
Wilderness Brothers Cabin Creek History – Caswell Brothers by G. Wayne Minshall
Cabin Creek Chronicle: The History of the Most Remote Ranch in America” – by G. Wayne Minshall
“Pans, Picks and Shovels” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project
“Free Land! Hopes and Hardships of Pioneers of Valley County, Idaho” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project
“Valley County, Idaho – Prehistory to 1920” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project
Tales from the Last of the Big Creek Rangers by Earl Dodds
“Lost in the Forest – Four Decades of Change” by Ned and Carl Pence
Southern Idaho Ghost Towns By Wayne C. Sparling

1928 Photos Warm Lake to Yellow Pine to Big Creek to Cougar Dave Lewis Ranch
Link to Harry Shellworth Album Idaho State Historical Society, photographer Ansgar Johnson Sr

Link to list of local books at Valley County GenWeb:

[hat tip to SMc]

 History Links:

*Note: The links below open in a new window/tab to other websites.

“A general directory and business guide of the principal towns east of the Cascade Mountains, for the year 1865, including valuable historical and statistical information, together with a map of Boise Basin, embracing a portion of Ada, Owyhee and Alturas counties” by Owens, George (85 megs)

“History of Idaho Territory with Illustrations” 1884 (81 meg)

“Vigilante days and ways: the pioneers of the Rockies: the makers and making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming” by Nathaniel Pitt Langford 1893
Vol 1 (40 meg)
Vol 2 (20 meg)

“The mining districts of the Idaho basin and the Boise ridge, Idaho” by Waldemar Lindgren 1898 (10 megs)

“An Illustrated History of Idaho” 1899 (58 meg)

“The History of Idaho” 1910 – John Hailey (8.5 meg)

“Early History of Idaho” by WJ McConnell 1913 (18 meg)

“History of the State of Idaho” By C. J. Brosnan 1918 (18 meg)

“History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains” by James Hawley 1920 (48 meg)

“Gold Placers of the Secesh Basin, Idaho County”, Idaho, by Stepen R. Capps, February, 1940, Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology (50 meg)

“Bury My Soul at Krassel Hole” by Tom Ortman 1975 (2 megs)

“1981 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Stibnite Project Gold Mine and Mill Valley County, Idaho” (12.7 meg)

“Thunder Mountain “Tome Up” The Thunder Mountain Story” by Earl Wilson (12 meg)

“History of the Stibnite Mining Valley County, Idaho”, by Victoria Mitchell for the Idaho Geology Survey 2000 (27 meg)

Valley County Centennial Magazine

History of Valley County

Valley County, ID GenWeb Project

Idaho County, ID GenWeb Project

Valley & Idaho County History Stories complied by Becky @ Secesh

South Fork Companion