Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Yesteryear
Your father or granddad may be here
Your father or granddad may be here

By Bill Ryan Here’s a fine picture sent by longtime friend Jack Taylor, of Helena, Mont. Jack’s father, telephone company executive Edgar Taylor, was a member of the Pocatello Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanians were gathered on this day to observe something special — maybe their club’s founding or maybe just picture-taking day — with Tommy […]

Glen Taylor’s hats: Crooner, senator, VP candidate
Glen Taylor’s hats: Crooner, senator, VP candidate

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 1990 in the Idaho State Journal’s special centennial section “Idaho’s first 100 years” By Beryl Taylor The decision in 1948 by Sen. Glen H. Taylor to run on a third party ticket for Vice President of the United States climaxed nearly half a century of Taylor entertainment […]

Pioneer family’s history shared in new book, Fred and Nettie Stevens ran a stage stop near the Blackfoot River from 1866-1872
Pioneer family’s history shared in new book, Fred and Nettie Stevens ran a stage stop near the Blackfoot River from 1866-1872

By Kendra Evensen  BLACKFOOT — While helping some Girl Scouts earn a community badge in 1964, Lois Bates met a man named Richard Stevens and she became fascinated by the stories he had to tell about his pioneer family. “I knew him for 10 years before he died in 1974, and I got a lot […]

WWII seminar to be held at Marshall Public Library

POCATELLO — Libraries are reflections of the world. In a library, one can see a particular community, way of life or period in time. During World War II, when humanity suffered under the sweeping destruction of the Nazis, libraries reflected the fight for freedom as well as the moral questions that arose regarding accountability for […]

History Symposium ‘The History of the Saints’

IDAHO FALLS — The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is presenting “A History Symposium” on Saturday at the North Stake Center, 955 Memorial Drive, Idaho Falls, next to the Idaho Falls Temple. The event, “Incredible Pioneer Women and the Making of ‘The History of the Saints’” will consist of an afternoon session […]

Pocatello High School class of 1899
Pocatello High School class of 1899

The Pocatello High School class of 1899. Photo by Benedicte Marie Wrensted.  Left to right, standing: Walter D. Service, C.W. Illingsworth, Thomas R. Jenkins, Albert C. Pearson and Leo Lewis. Left to right, seated: Mabel Thomas, Helen C. Forrest and Essie M. Kinport.

Hospitals trace roots to 1900s
Hospitals trace roots to 1900s

This article was originally published in 1990 in the Idaho State Journal “Idaho’s First 100 Years” special publication By Juanita Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer Railroad tracks and the promise of work brought many people to Pocatello. Some stayed while the work lasted, living in local boarding houses or setting up tents near the railroad yards. […]

Kinport left mark
Kinport left mark

This article was originally published in the Idaho State Journal centennial edition “Idaho’s First 100 Years” in 1990. By Beryl Taylor Among the colorful early settlers in Pocatello were the Kinports, Harry and Dave, who came with the railroad and stayed to watch the town grow and to give their family name to a prominent […]

Big news from old Bear Lake newspaper
Big news from old Bear Lake newspaper

      It was big news in Montpelier, just as it was Pocatello, that Union Pacific’s magnificent new streamliner would be gracing the tracks there and all along the Oregon Short Line route. 1934 was a deep Depression year, but people still managed to go by rail when possible. The Golden Age of train […]

Downtown Pocatello 1920
Downtown Pocatello 1920

Idaho Museum of Natural History photo. Downtown Pocatello in 1920, looking south. The Wilson-Fargo Building on Main Street is in the center and to the left of center is the Union Pacific Depot. Note the “T” for the Idaho Technical Institute on Red HIll in the background on the left.

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