Speaking of Idaho

A daily post about Idaho and Idaho history. Sometimes quirky, always entertaining from author Rick Just.

URL: https://www.rickjust.com/blog

Added: Jan 12, 2019

Owner: rickjust

Tags: idaho, idaho history

Recent Posts

  • Raptor Man

    ​Idaho is a mecca for raptor lovers from all over the world. That’s because it is a magnet for birds of prey. The World Center for Birds of Prey is in Boise, Boise State University is home to the Raptor Research Center and offers the only Masters of Science in Raptor Research, and The Morley...

  • Marie Dorion, Part 1

    This story is a long one, so I’ll to split it into two posts. Let’s start with an Indian woman, born in 1786, who married a man of French-Canadian heritage. She and her husband served as interpreters to a famous expedition west in the early part of the 18th century. That trek took them across...

  • The Lapwai Press

    Idaho became a state in 1890, as probably everyone reading this knows. It was 1959 before Hawaii became a state, yet it was to Hawaii that Reverend Henry Harmon Spalding turned to obtain a major machine of civilization. In 1838 Spalding wrote to the Congregational mission in Honolulu, “requesting...

  • Hornikabrinka

    Ah, what can one say about Hornikabrinka? Apparently, almost nothing. If you search for the word in The Idaho Statesman digital archives, you get several hits that talk about the 1913 revival of Hornikabrinka, which was to be held in conjunction with the semicentennial of the State of Idaho and the...

  • The First Couple Married in Idaho

    ​Do you know who the first non-native couple married in Idaho was? It could be difficult to track down. Still, I have a nomination. Let’s see if you know of a couple who were married in Idaho earlier. I’m talking about a place officially named Idaho, so the first candidates would have to...


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