Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Yesteryear
Remembering the Battle of Baltimore
Remembering the Battle of Baltimore

By Mark Balzer Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1814, a hot humid dawn, typical of September along the Chesapeake, the Battle of Baltimore was over. Washington, D.C., had been taken and the White House burned a short three weeks before. The USS Constitution under Isaac Hull had won the battle against HMS Guerriere and earned her nickname […]

Pocatello library 1909
Pocatello library 1909

The public library in Pocatello in 1909. An addition has been built and it is now the Marshall Public Library. It is located at 113 S. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello.

High School Yearbooks Now on CD-ROM

Marshall Public Library news release: Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library now has yearbooks for all three high schools available on CD-ROM. Going back to the early days of Poky in the 1920s, these digital copies of yearbooks join the print yearbooks for Pocatello, Highland, and Century High Schools and are available both for viewing at the […]

Every reunion has ‘must sees’
Every reunion has ‘must sees’

By Bill Ryan With another big POKY HIGH 50-PLUS REUNION nearing, it’s time to think about who we see and chat with just once a year and why. I have come up with a list of some of the folks I look forward to seeing in Pocatello and how it is that I happen to […]

Early history of the Bingham County Courthouse
Early history of the Bingham County Courthouse

The following was published in the “Bingham County History” book published in 1985. Early history of the Bingham County Courthouse At a special meeting on May 4, 1885, plans for a new Bingham County courthouse and jail were received and examined, but action was deferred until the next day. During May of 1885, meetings were […]

Bannock Hospital reunion slated for Sept. 13

POCATELLO — Saturday, Sept. 13, there will be a reunion for Bannock Memorial Hospital and Bannock Regional Medical Center employees. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. at the Raymond Park shelter, located at Carson Street and Riverside Drive, Pocatello. If you ever worked for either Bannock Memorial Hospital or Bannock Regional Medical Center you […]

Turner Hall, Idaho State University
Turner Hall, Idaho State University

This photo shows two young female students in a room at the Turner Hall Dormitory at Idaho State University. This appears to have been a promotional photo for the university. There is no date listed with this photo, but judging by the clothing and hair styles it appears to have been taken in the 1950s. […]

Nuns I have known through the years
Nuns I have known through the years

By Bill Ryan This group seems a bit out of character. You’ve seen nuns in movies as generally peaceful women whose lives are dedicated to Christ. Audrey Hepburn made a terrific nun in movies, so did Deborah Kerr. But why are the women in this picture armed to the wimple (look it up)? This is […]

Brief history of Swanson Hall, Idaho State University
Brief history of Swanson Hall, Idaho State University

Swanson Hall at the Academy of Idaho in 1902. The hall opened in 1902 as one of the first buildings at the Academy, which today is known as Idaho State University. It was originally called simply the Main Building before being named Swanson Hall after Theodore Swanson who was an original member of the Board […]

PHS band in Tournament of Roses Parade
PHS band in Tournament of Roses Parade

Pocatello High School Marching Band 1962-63 in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Really Big Deals