SE Idaho Yesteryear History of Southeast Idaho

SE Idaho Yesteryear
Fan mail is always welcome
Fan mail is always welcome

By Bill Ryan It is most gratifying to learn that folks of all ages and political persuasions read this column. Its basis is any subject that comes to my mind, and the hope that you might be interested. Thus, we look this week at some of the email you have sent. Last week’s story about […]

Weston brass band
Weston brass band

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Main Street, Blackfoot, Idaho 1909
Main Street, Blackfoot, Idaho 1909

Main Street, Blackfoot, Idaho 1909.

Pocatello KFC ad 1967
Pocatello KFC ad 1967

Who remembers when the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Pocatello was located at 10th and Oak?

Itex typwriter ad 1967
Itex typwriter ad 1967
36 members built first LDS building here in 1888
36 members built first LDS building here in 1888

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in June, 1982 as part of an Idaho State Journal special centennial edition. The LDS Church built its first church here in the spring of 1888. It started with a membership of 36. In May 1888, a branch was organized with William Willison, presiding elder. Meetings had been […]

20 Things you didn’t know about Pocatello High School
20 Things you didn't know about Pocatello High School

Editor’s note: This article originally printed in the Idaho State Journal Yesteryear magazine in the winter of 2012. 20 things you didn’t know about Pocatello High School Pocatello High School has been a local focal point since before the turn of the last century. And with all those years under its belt, the school has […]

Fort Hall Civilian Conservation Corps
Fort Hall Civilian Conservation Corps

These photos were  brought down to the Journal by Ralph W. Dixey. They were taken during the 1930s and show range and road improvements being done by people involved with the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was a public work relief program for unemployed, unmarried men. The CCC was in effect from 1933 to 1942 […]

The Bengal tiger’s days end sadly
The Bengal tiger’s days end sadly

By Bill Ryan A recent Idaho State Journal story about possibly placing a new “I” on Red Hill included information about the tiger that stood so long at the entrance to Reed Hall. Here is how the tiger came to be, from one who was there. In 1949, the Greek system took hold at Idaho […]

Blackfoot, Idaho July 4, 1909
Blackfoot, Idaho July 4, 1909

 

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