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Memorial Weekend wonder: Head to Idaho’s LDS ghost town, Chesterfield

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the tourist season in Chesterfield, founded in the 1880s by Mormon pioneers and abandoned as a settlement in the 1940s. Thank to  public-private partnerships, including decades of effort by the Chesterfield Foundation and $300,000 secured in

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Meridian hosts free history presentations

Meridian’s Historic Preservation Commission and Historical Society have teamed up to present two free educational lectures in honor of Idaho’s Sesquicentennial and Historic Preservation Month. The two lectures will take place at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Wednesday,

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See the 1,250-pound Leata, a car for the future that’s now an Idaho artifact

There’s a cool little car that’s one of just 22 Leata sedans made in Post Falls  in 1975 and 1976 as an economy car. It’s part of the Idaho Historical Museum’s  “Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make Idaho Unique” which

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Governor to kick-off Idaho’s Sesquicentennial Monday

With the stroke of his pen, President Abraham Lincoln created the Idaho Territory on March 4, 1863. Gov. Butch Otter will help commemorate the Territorial Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, during a ceremony on the Capitol steps from noon to 1

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