Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Yesteryear
Pocatello Fire Department 1934
Pocatello Fire Department 1934

The 1934 Pocatello Fire Department.

KIFI 1966
KIFI 1966
Halliwell Drug Co.
Halliwell Drug Co.

Halliwell Drug Store was located on S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello, about a block north of where the Idaho State Journal offices are today. This ad appeared in a 1966 Idaho State Journal.

Blocks advertisement
Blocks advertisement

This Blocks advertisement appeared in the May 31, 1973 Idaho State Journal

Kmart ad, July 1988
Kmart ad, July 1988

We found this July 1988 Kmart advertisement in our newsroom today. The movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was released in June of that year.

Poky High’s ghosts could be from 1914 fire
Poky High’s ghosts could be from 1914 fire

By Bill Ryan The recent flap about Pocatello High School’s hallways being patrolled by ghosts makes me wonder if they are not still looking for belongings destroyed in the great fire of 1914. I am sorry I didn’t get to this last year. There are those who know who say the original or middle section […]

Presentation by Bud Cornelison on historic store in Fort Hall

The Bannock County Historical Society will be meeting and enjoying a presentation by Bud Cornelison on the subject of the James B. (Jim) Cornelison family and their historic store and garage built on the Fort Hall town site in 1925. There will be a large display of family photos and artifacts accompanying the presentation. This […]

The $970 Studebaker dream car
The $970 Studebaker dream car

By Bill Ryan This is a 1941 Studebaker like the one I learned to drive in, and that later carried me and my friends on many adventures. The body was a rich blue, and the stripe down the side was gray. The windows were not tinted, and you shifted your own gears. The Ryans had […]

Number, please
Number, please

By Bill Ryan Last week, we talked about the phone numbers Pocatellans had back in the day and how many of us remember our home numbers when we were kids. As you might guess from the picture, much more human toil was involved then, than now. Suppose I wanted to call my high school buddy […]

Ford Music Co. advertisement
Ford Music Co. advertisement

Idaho State Journal advertisement published on May 17, 1957.

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