What's New?

Biography of Henry C. Riggs

Plowman vs. LeVan Suit, A. Cox remembers 1897 Pearl Mining District suit
Mining Districts of the Idaho Basin and the Boise Ridge, 1898
Mining Districts, Willow Creek and Rock Creek
photos of Main Street signs, Thanks Madonna Colburn for sharing!
photos of alley signs, Thanks Madonna Colburn for sharing!
Walking Tour of Downtown Emmett
School Districts map

Biographies from "History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains," Vol. III. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Chicago, 1920:
Burkhard, George J.
Holverson, Elmer L.
Kesgard, Mrs. Kate
Knox, Clayton Bane
Knox, Walter
Riggs, Boise G.
Womack, Isaac

September 2015

Emmettsville's merchants from Langley's 1876 Business Directory

April 2015

WWII German POW Camps, including Emmett. Thank you Gordon R. Peterson for digging out this information!
- expanded history of Wake Island POW's

May 2014 - 1899 Mining Report, Pearl
April 2014 - "Three generations of bullfighters" - Curley, Eddie and Matt Heath (Abstracted from the Messenger Index, July 31, 2013)
February 2014 - 1904 Mining Report, Pearl District

August 2013 - The Emmett Index, January 21, 1898; The Emmett Index, February 6, 1913
June 2013 - "Save the Martin House" Project; Gill Family Way Station, by Meg Davis
April 2013 - The Marsh-Ireton Ranch, by Nellie Ireton Mills, "The Emmett Index," April 22, 1948
Pearl, excerpt from Merle W. Wells -- Gold Camps & Silver Cities/Nineteenth Century Mining in Central and Southern Idaho. Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Mines & Geology, Moscow, Idaho, 1983. (p. 73-74)
January 2013 - "Progressing with Gem County", "Scenic Idaho, Winter 1954; "Sixteen Postmasters, Twelve Different Locations", November 17, 1938 newpaper article

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