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THE POTT’S FACTOR VERSUS MURPHY’S LAW By Stanley Potts Paperback – 191 pages $ 23.50
In this, the beginning of a great series, Stanley Potts describes a lifetime of adventures (and misadventures) in the difficult back country of Idaho, Nevada, and Alaska.
COBALT : THE LEGACY OF THE BLAKCBIRD MINE By Russell Steele Paperback – 97 pages $14.95
Mining and the search for mineral wealth has been a major factor in the history of the Blackbird Canyon, starting with the discovery of copper and gold in the 1800s, and then cobalt, a strategic mineral during WWI, WWII and Korean War. This book is a chronologic history of the Blackbird Mine, starting with the discovery of copper by a native american, ending with clean up of the environmental damage created by human activity in the canyon. Steele shares with readers what it was like to live and work at the Blackbird. He tells his family stories and those families that participated in creating the Blackbird legacy.
PATCHWORK : PIECES OF LOCAL HISTORY By Students of Salmon High School Patchwork Class Paperback – 168 pages $5.00
Salmon High School students, under the direction of teachers, Dr. Terry Magoon and Mike Crosby, interviewed regional residents, conducted archival research, and created a series of historical journals invaluable to the history of this state. This is one of the few editions still available.
MURDER ON THE MIDDLEFORK By Don Ian Smith and Naida West Paperback – 190 pages $15.98
Based on a true story – one of Idaho’s strangest murders (1917): Frieda lives by the laws of the wilderness in primitive isolation with her husband until she finds something more important than raw survival. Suspense intensifies to the shocking conclusion, then resolves in deliverance. Set on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
By John E. Rees Paperback – 27 pages $2.75
John E. Rees, early Lemhi County resident, teacher, politician, and businessman, wrote this account of Sacajawea just over one hundred years after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. To the continuing mystery of Sacajawea’s life, Rees adds his theories about the young woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.