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Idaho the Heroic Journey

Aiken, Marsh and Woodworth-Ney

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ISBN 10: 1882933737 / ISBN 13: 9781882933730
Published by Cherbo Publishing Group, 2006
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Title: Idaho the Heroic Journey

Publisher: Cherbo Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Throughout its history, Idaho has been a significant crossroads in the development of the American West. To pioneers on the Oregon Trail, the region was a desolate and dangerous place, to be passed through as quickly as possible. What was once a forbidding land is now cherished by outdoor sports and nature enthusiasts for its beautiful mountains and plains, deserts and forests. One of the fastest-growing states in the nation, Idaho has become a destination for entrepreneurs, a center for the new high-tech economy, and a spectacular place in which to live. Idaho: The Heroic Journey is a tale of remarkable changes and enduring values. In this concise, lively survey, three leading professors of Idaho history tell the remarkable story of the struggles and triumphs of Idaho s pioneers, past and present. Thousands of years ago, native cultures thrived here, creating a bond with the land that remains strong to this day. Settlers of the 1800s dug for gold in the mountains and planted commercial crops in the valleys and on the prairies. Large-scale federal projects of the 20th century, from irrigated farms to nuclear research, provided opportunities to thousands more newcomers. Deeply divided by landscape north to south, Idahoans struggled to maintain a unified state that could offer great promise to a diverse range of cultures and interests. Idaho, a state parceled from many, as author and native son Vardis Fisher observed, is a place of opportunity for all those who dare to dream.

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Katherine Aiken is professor of history and associate dean at the University of Idaho, where she has taught since 1984. She is the author of Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883 1924 (University of Tennessee Press, 1998) and Idaho s Bunker Hill: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885 1982 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2005). She is working on a biography of Idaho s first female member of Congress, Gracie Pfost. Aiken and her husband live in Moscow and have two adult children. Kevin R. Marsh is assistant professor of history at Idaho State University, where he teaches Idaho history and environmental history. He is the author of Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2007) and the editor of the Idaho volume of the Dictionary of United States History (New Library Press, 2007). He is currently researching the environmental history of the Snake River Aquifer. Dr. Marsh lives in Pocatello with his wife and son. Laura Woodworth-Ney is associate professor of history and director of women s studies at Idaho State University. She is the author of Mapping Identity: The Creation of the Coeur d Alene Indian Reservation, 1805 1902 (University Press of Colorado, 2004), a finalist for the Idaho Library Association Book Award; and of Reclaiming Culture: Women, Ideology, and the Settlement of the Irrigated West, 1870 1924 (University of Arizona Press, 2007). Dr. Woodworth-Ney is also editor-in-chief of the state history journal, Idaho Yesterdays, and editor of a scholarly book series at the University of Arizona Press, Women s Western Voices. She lives with her husband and son in Pocatello.

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