Eagle, Idaho (Images of America Series)

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Eagle may be the only city in the arid American West that was first settled on an island. Four young miners left Idaho's gold fields in 1863 to farm what is today called Eagle Island, between the Boise River's north and south channels. Not easily accessed by Indian raiding parties, the island also allowed ready irrigation of the first croplands. It was an island farming couple, Tom and Mary Aiken, that founded the village of Eagle on the north "mainland" starting in 1895. An interurban trolley in 1907 greatly ...
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Overview


Eagle may be the only city in the arid American West that was first settled on an island. Four young miners left Idaho's gold fields in 1863 to farm what is today called Eagle Island, between the Boise River's north and south channels. Not easily accessed by Indian raiding parties, the island also allowed ready irrigation of the first croplands. It was an island farming couple, Tom and Mary Aiken, that founded the village of Eagle on the north "mainland" starting in 1895. An interurban trolley in 1907 greatly stimulated the growth of the township, which became a service and food processing center for a large, rural hinterland. Nevertheless, Eagle was still a small farming town when it finally incorporated in 1971. During subsequent decades, though, it was transformed by explosive growth and upscale development into one of the wealthiest communities in the Pacific Northwest. Golf courses, hobby farms, a preoccupation with the arts, and foothill vineyards all attest to Eagle's modern affluence. However, this history largely focuses on Eagle's modest agricultural yesteryear.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738595375
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/10/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,397,569
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


This book was a collaborative effort authored by staff at the City of Eagle. Images come from the collections of the Eagle Historical Museum, which opened in 2001 and is managed by the City of Eagle. The museum features exhibits illustrating the growth and development of Eagle since the late 1880s and includes a public archive of historical documents, photographs, and numerous small specialized collections.
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