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By Julia I. Randolph Paperback – 157 pages
Julia Randolph, regional historian and author of a number of books on East Central Idaho, including This Quiet Ground and Gibbonsville: The Golden Years, compiled the biographies of Lemhi County Veterans from the Civil War to those who served in World War I.
By John W. W. Mann Hard Cover – 258 pages
Historian, John W. W. Mann offers an absorbing and richly detailed look at the life of Sacajawea’s people before their first contact with non-Natives, their encounter with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early nineteenth century, and their subsequent confinement to a reservation. He follows the liquidation of the Lemhis’ reservation in 1907 to their forced union with the Shoshone-Bannock tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation and recounts their continuing struggle to maintain their political, economic, and cultural integrity.
By Richard R. Smith Paperback – 56 pages [full color]
A Salmon, Idaho, native, Smith portrays the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery experience (August 1805) in Lemhi County, Idaho.
By Hope Benedict and the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum Paperback – 127 pages
Author and historian, Hope Benedict was born and raised in the Lemhi Valley. In this Arcadia publication, Benedict uses the extensive photo collection of the Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum to portray the history of this American Western community. Photos of the Lemhi Shoshoni, mining, ranching, the timber industry, early transportation, pioneers, and Salmon City at the turn of the twentieth century, instill a sense of this place and its past.
By Robert C. Sims and Hope A. Benedict Paperback – 233 pages
Idaho’s Governors: Historical Essays on Their Administrations is an excellent guide to the history of Idaho through its top political officials. The essays, written by regional historians, cover critical issues in the development of state’s government and of the state in general. In addition, the book serves as resource for future research into the rich political history of this state. The essays span the territorial era through the midpoint of Governor Cecil Andrus’ third and fourth terms in office.