The South Fork Revue Website
I admit it! I knew nothing about the history of Idaho but that is slowly changing, thanks in part, to the "South Fork Revue" website. The author, Evan Filby, gave up is day job as a scientist and teacher to explore his other interests. History is one of these interests. Here are some of the subjects he covers and some snippets:
1. Lewis and Clark: "Two days later, they gazed at the Bitterroots and realized that they were stuck. Lewis noted that the mountains "were perfectly covered with snow. The Indians inform us that the snow is yet so deep on the mountains that we shall not be able to pass them untill the next full moon or about the first of June;"
2. The Fur Trade Era: "The HBC's long honeymoon finally ended in the fall of 1824, when Alexander Ross led the Snake Brigade. They had camped near where the Pahsimeroi River empties into the Salmon. Then a "pilaged and destitute" band of his trappers straggled into camp ... and they were not alone. "
3. Gold! Rush & Settlement: "On August 2, 1862, a party led by George Grimes discovered gold in the Boise Basin, deep in the rugged wilderness around the upper forks of the Boise River."
If you have any interest in Idaho history give this website an hour of your time to get a feel of how we grew into the 43rd State.
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