It Happened in Idaho: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

It Happened in Idaho: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

by Randy Stapilus
     
 

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True Tales from the Gem State's Past—from the midnight theft of the capitalto the Teton Dam flood 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

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True Tales from the Gem State's Past—from the midnight theft of the capitalto the Teton Dam flood 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. • Read about the mistake that led to the founding of Idaho's first town, the mule that struck silver, and the enterprising farmer named Joe who helped make Idaho potatoes famous. • Learn how an Austrian count's quest and a chance meeting over a beer led Sun Valley to become America's first major ski resort. • Ride along with daredevil Evel Knievel as he jumps the Snake River Canyon on a motorcycle.

Editorial Reviews

As a reporter, columnist, publisher, and author, Randy Stapilus has been covering the Idaho beat for more than thirty years. In It Happened in Idaho, this award-winning writer recounts over 30 Gem State events that shaped local and sometimes national history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760220
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,118,561
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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