Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Yesteryear
A nickname could lead to success
A nickname could lead to success

By Bill Ryan Down through the years, thousands of folks have lived and worked in Pocatello, some more successful than others. Many who prospered had nicknames which apparently stuck and may have boosted their success. A good example is Ferrell L. “Scoop” Felt. For many years he ran Scoop’s Men’s Store on the 100 block […]

Brief history of Idaho Department Stores in Pocatello
Brief history of Idaho Department Stores in Pocatello

• The first Idaho Department Store in Pocatello opened ion August 23, 1950 and was located at 6th Avenue and Center Street. (701 E Center Street) It was remodeled in 1965. The building originally housed the Jesse M. Chase Ford automobile garage. • The second location at 851 North Main Street inside the Okay Shopping […]

Aviation pioneer — Utah Air National Guard renames base for combat pilot
Aviation pioneer — Utah Air National Guard renames base for combat pilot

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com Tuesday marked the 68th anniversary of the formation of the Utah Air National Guard and its 191st Fighter Squadron. Officials celebrated by naming the base after one of the first pilots to enlist: retired Brigadier General Roland R. Wright. The base located on the east side of the Salt Lake City […]

Center Street Viaduct joined east and west Pocatello
Center Street Viaduct joined east and west Pocatello

Before the Center Street Underpass became one of the main roadways connecting Old Town Pocatello to the rest of the city, a viaduct allowed safe travel over the railroad tracks from east to west. The Center Street Viaduct was constructed in 1910. Before that time, people wishing to go to the east side of town […]

Interstate planners had it mostly right
Interstate planners had it mostly right

By Bill Ryan When Congress approved the Interstate Highway System in 1952, it was called “the greatest public works program in history.” Exact routes to be chosen for the giant road system became an issue everywhere, including Idaho. The owners of land were often reluctant to give up their property for the highway, forcing the […]

Local World War II Army nurse remembers Paris
Local World War II Army nurse remembers Paris

By Mike Petrovsky For the Journal There’s a lot you probably wish you could remember at 92, but what’s likely tougher at that age is remembering the things you wish you could forget. Things like war. “I don’t think war solves anything,” Jeanne Davis told the Journal on Monday in an interview inside her modest […]

Pocatello apartment building was first a mortuary
Pocatello apartment building was first a mortuary

This was originally published in the Idaho State Journal special edition “Pocatello 1882-1982: Landmarks of the First Century” on June 21, 1982: Arthur W. Hall came to Pocatello in 1911 from Salt Lake City and served as bookkeeper for Capital Electric Co. He returned to Pocatello in 1915 after working for the company in Twin […]

Overhead Door 1990
Overhead Door 1990
Robert’s House of Beauty 1957
Robert's House of Beauty 1957
Ford Music Co. 1957
Ford Music Co. 1957

Ford Music Co. ad 1957

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