Collecting and Sharing the history of my home
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The Great State of Idaho holds some of the most beautiful country in the world and the Boise Basin is part of that beauty.  Tree covered mountains, cool shaded valleys, clear rushing streams and quiet grassy meadows.  Seasons of cold and seasons of warmth. Wildlife seen and unseen.  Remnants of the hand of man, both good and bad.   I have created this site to share some of my knowledge and experiences growing up here.  To add texture and wisdom to the story of the Boise Basin. 
Having spent all of my life in these mountains I feel I have something to offer that might be of some value to those who also appreciate this part of our state.  Of course there are many different websites that provide bits and pieces of history about this part of Idaho, much of it by folks who have spent little time here.  I have been unable to find any sites on the internet that give as extensive a picture as I will attempt to create on this website.
As a fifth generation Idahoan it is my hope that I will be able to put a true personal touch on some of this information.  I believe I can add something to this body of knowledge that can only come from someone who has a multi-generational tie to this land.
There is much to tell.  Some of it you will not find anywhere else.  I hope to cover topics that might be of interest, topics such as the relationship between the geological formation of the area and how it continues to affect the appearance and nature of the basin, the connection between the human and natural worlds of the basin, stories of the historical characters, where they came from, what they did and the mark they left on this part of Idaho. I also hope to tell the stories of the forgotten residents.  Those whose names are recorded on street signs, gulches, streams and mountains.  Names such as Dunnigan, Gardner, Daggett, Duquette and Thorne.  Perhaps there are those still living that would be willing to tell their story.
 This is a work in progress.  I am not an expert on history or geology or anthropology or writing for that matter.  I am also just beginning to find my way around website design and publishing.  If you have suggestions, questions or something to add please let me know.  If you see something that needs to be corrected or verified, again let me know.  I will do my best to respond to you and to address your comments and input.
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