This week’s Idaho History Feature

Page updated Feb 22, 2020

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 & 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 Valley County Murders Part 1
Link to Valley County Murders Part 2
Link to Valley County Murders Part 3
Link to A Difficult Life
Link to History Back Country Post Offices
Link to Back County Mail Carriers
Link to Curley Brewer
Link to “Sheepherder” Bill Borden (Thunder Mtn, Edwardsburg, McCall, South Fork)
Link to Idaho Backcountry Fire Lookouts
Link to Antimony in Idaho Valley County 1919
Link to Deadwood (part 1 Mining)
Link to: Deadwood (part 2 Dam)
Link to Landmark History
Link to Sylvester Scott “Three Finger” Smith
Link to “Deadshot” Reed Ranch
Link to 1907 Trip to Riordan Lake
Link to Warm Lake (part 1)
Link to Warm Lake (part 2)
Link to Molly Kesler (Warm Lake)
Link to Thunderbolt (near Warm Lake)
Link to Daisy Tappan

Idaho History Posts

Link to History of Solar Eclipses in Idaho
Link to Nimíipuu [Nez Perce]
Link to Chief Joseph Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt
Link to The Tukudika – Sheepeaters
Link to Sheepeater Campaign 1879
Link to Colonel William Dewey (part 1)
Link to Colonel William Dewey (part 1)
Link to Chinese Miners in Idaho
Link to Jesus Urquides (famous mule packer)
Link to Idaho Stage Coach History (part 1)
Link to Idaho Stage Coach History (part 2)
link to: Idaho Stage Coach History (part 3)
Link to Idaho Women on Jury Duty
Link to The Horse Queen of Idaho
Link to Idaho Sheep Ranching (Sheep Queen of Idaho)
Link to Annie “Peg Leg” McIntyre Morrow (part 1)
Link to Annie “Peg Leg” McIntyre Morrow (part 2)
Link to Spanish Belle Rogers Idaho City and Rocky Bar, Idaho
Link to Clydeus Rosalure Williams Dunbar aka Wheelbarrow Annie
Link to Outlaws of Idaho
Link to The Ridgerunner
Link to Lone Highwayman of Yellowstone
Link to  Hugh Whitney the Idaho Bandit
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 William Manson Troven “Six-Shooter Jack” Lobb
Link to Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh, Sr
Link to Johnny Behind-The-Rocks McKeown
Link to Carriboo Jack Caribou County, Idaho
Link to James “The Stiff” Hogan
Link to William Craig “Father of Idaho”
Link to Winter of 1948-1949

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 Buffalo Hump (Part 1) Mining
Link to Buffalo Hump (Part 2) News clippings
Link to Moose Creek
Link to Goff, Idaho
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 1) Pioneers
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 2) History
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 3) Transportation
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 4) News clippings
Link to Mount Idaho (Part 5) More News clippings
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) Murders
Link to Elk City (Part 4) Transportation
Link to Dixie

Alturas County

Link to Alturas County, Idaho 1864 to 1895
Link to Esmeralda, Alturas (Elmore) County, Idaho
Link to Rocky Bar, Alturas (Elmore) County (part 1 general)
Link to Rocky Bar, Alturas (Elmore) County (part 2 mining)
Link to Rocky Bar, Alturas (Elmore) County (part 3 Transportation)
Link to Rocky Bar, Alturas (Elmore) County (part 4 Newspaper clippings)
Link to Atlanta, Alturas (Elmore) County, Idaho
Link to Wood River, Alturas (Blaine) County, Idaho

Gem County

Link Pearl, Gem County, Idaho (part 1)
Link Pearl, Gem County, Idaho (part 2)

Owyhee County

Link to Silver City
Link to Owyhee Pioneers (part 1)
Link to Owyhee Pioneers (part 2)
Link to Colonel William Dewey (part 1)
Link to Colonel William Dewey (part 2)

Local Books:

“Idaho Mountains Our Home” by Lafe and Emma Cox; VO Ranch Books,
P O box 173, Emmett, Idaho 83617
“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; available at Watkins in Cascade
“Free Land! Hopes and Hardships of Pioneers of Valley County, Idaho” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project; available at Watkins in Cascade
“Valley County, Idaho – Prehistory to 1920” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project; available at Watkins in Cascade
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
Middle Fork and the Sheepeater War” by Johnny Carrey & Cort Conley 1980

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

Warm Lake History papers by by LeRoy Meyer
Link: Warm Lake Area History
Link: Warm Lake Lodge Operators
Link: Post Offices in the Greater Warm Lake Area
Link: Bob Barr Interview
Link: Charles Gill Interview About Warm Lake

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