Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

Yesteryear
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.

Idaho’s highway bridges are second to none
Idaho’s highway bridges are second to none

By Bill Ryan Before Idaho had the money to build bridges for the ever growing number of automobiles, ferries carried them comfortably across streams of all sizes. The picture is a Clarence Bisbee photo of a Haynes auto crossing the Snake River above Shoshone Falls. I found it in the “Hidden History” files of the […]

Pocatello 1891
Pocatello 1891

The handwritten lettering at the bottom of this photo reads “Pocatello 1891.”

Blackfoot Bon-Ton
Blackfoot Bon-Ton

The Bon-Ton Cafe was located on the corner of Pacific Street and Broadway Ave. in Blackfoot. This photo was taken in the 1960s.

The story of Japonica Flemming

Editor’s note: The following newspaper articles have been gathered from the pages of the Pocatello Tribune from 1914 to 1916. The paper was an evening edition at the time. They tell the tragic tale of a young girl who came to Pocatello from Oregon for unknown reasons in 1914 and met her untimely death in […]

A Pocatello kid’s wartime memories
A Pocatello kid's wartime memories

By Bill Ryan Junji Yamamoto was one of the sweetest kids in Franklin Junior High’s seventh grade. That was the year of December infamy and America’s entry into World War II. When it became known that the mastermind behind the Pearl Harbor attack was Admiral Isoroko Yamamoto, Junji might have taken a lot of ribbing, […]

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