Archive for the year 2015

  • Finding Fred

    by on 1 November 2015

    This is an updated version of an article originally published in the Idaho State Historical Society’s newsletter The Mountain Light, Winter, 1999. The telephone rang. I answered. “Ms. Jacox?” asked a male voice with a clipped New England accent. “Yes.” “This is Fred Chenevert. I hear you’re looking for me.” Stunned, I blurted out, “But I thought you were dead!” “No,” he answered, “I’m in New ... + Read more

  • About Silos

    by on 21 February 2015

    One of the most interesting aspects of our work is documenting the agricultural landscape. On a drive through any of Idaho’s rural countryside, you’ll often see the remnants of once-busy farms in abandoned barns, corrals, and hay derricks. In Ada County, which is our corner of Idaho, even as other farm buildings disappear, silos often remain, the last reminder of ... + Read more