Category : Roots

Pioneer Village

Explore Boise History at Pioneer Village Story and Photography by Ken Levy Travel back to the days of Lewis and Clark in a self-guided tour through history at Pioneer Village next to the Idaho State Historical Museum at Julia Davis…

May 2, 2014

Peg Leg Annie

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we profile pioneer woman – Annie “Peg Leg” McIntyre Morrow. By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Photography by Idaho State Historical Society The discovery of gold on the Feather River in 1863 prompted thousands…

March 5, 2014

Christmas Past

On Christmas Eve of 1864 Boise City become the capital of the Idaho Territory and the city celebrated in styl. By Nicole Sharp The frontier town of Boise City was only a year-and-a-half old when it celebrated its second Christmas…

November 5, 2013

Amuma Says No

Boise’s Basque band plays with a sense of tradition and vitality that is nothing less than contagious. By Nicole Sharp Photography Courtesy of Amuma Says No If you live in Boise, chances are good that at some point you’ve beat…

September 7, 2013

The Time Traveler

Storyteller Ben Kemper celebrates Boise’s Sesquicentennial with new stories from Boise’s past By Laura Wolstenholme Photography by Copper Chadwick Dotted across this summer’s calendar are a series of new story performances by the talented storyteller Ben Kemper in honor of…

July 9, 2013

The Natatorium: Still Making a Splash After All These Years

By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson As The City of Boise’s first public swimming pool, The Natatorium has been Boise’s place to be come summer for over 120 years. For many families, The Natatorium is a family tradition; indeed, many of the…

May 1, 2013