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By G.E. Shoup Paperback – 34 pages
This brief history of Lemhi County (originally published in the Salmon Recorder Herald )was compiled by George Elmo Shoup, son of Colonel George Laird Shoup who not only played a significant role in the economic and political development of Lemhi County but went onto become Idaho’s last territorial and first state governor as well as one of Idaho’s first United States Senators. George Elmo was first hand witness to much of his story and he provides an interesting perspective on the early years of a western mining and ranching community.
Researched and Written by Lemhi County Historical Society Members: Cheryl Jones, Alberta Wiederrick, and Kay Chaffin Paperback – 109 pages
In this history of Salmon City, Idaho’s, Main Street, Cheryl Jones, Alberta Wiederrick, and Kay Chaffin demonstrate the fluidity of the western economy and the determination over time of western citizens to establish a viable community. Filled with historical photos and painstakingly researched history, this is a must for history buffs everywhere!
Proceeds from the book will be used to create historical signage for local businesses and homes.
Written by Larry N. Gwartney Paper back, 213 pages
“When young Clancy Bender went into the Idaho woods to work for the summer, he expected hand-blistering labor and knew he had much to learn about mining and horse packing. But Clancy could have never guessed what adventures lay ahead. Nor could he have predicted that through his friendship with a Chinaman, he would witness first hand what it meant to be a non-white in the American West of 1932.”
Larry N. Gwartney lives in Salmon, Idaho, and is a retired teacher, coach, and whitewater guide.
Written and Compiled by Dick Linford and Bob Volpert Paper back, 200 pages
Described as the “best collection of river stories in print,” Halfway to Halfway and Other River Stories conveys the addicting appeal and outrageous joys of running rivers in the American West. “This book goes the whole way. Written by seasoned guides, these rollicking, poignant, humorous, tender stories give us a glimpse into a unique American subculture. Put on your life jackets. You are headed for a wonderful ride,” writes Ellen Waterston, author of Where the Crooked River Ends. Including stories from the Salmon River of No Return, the Colorado, and the Rogue, this book will keep you laughing and itching for adventure.
Written by Jo Deurbrock Paper back, 197 pages
“On June 8, 1996 at exactly 8:50 p.m., three men launched a small, handmade wooden dory onto Idaho’s renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an extreme high water year. John Barker and Clancy Reece were professional raft guides and lifelong friends. Their river adventures had become legendary in their community, especially since their 1988 voyage from the Salmon’s source in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean, a journey of 900 miles. This was to be their most ambitious adventure yet. Joined by a man named Craig Plummer, they planned to ride the raging river straight through Idaho’s wilderness heart, setting a 24 hour speed record they would share only with a handful of admirers and friends. But that’s not what happened.”