Treasure Valley’s Electric Railway
About the book:
From 1891 to 1928, an electric railway linked the communities of an area of southwestern Idaho now known as the Treasure Valley–Boise, Eagle, Star, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa, and Caldwell. The railway supported the growth of neighborhoods and communities, inspired the creation of local parks, and provided recreation and entertainment opportunities to rural and urban residents.
In Treasure Valley’s Electric Railway, Barbara Perry Bauer, MA, and Elizabeth Jacox, historians and co-owners of TAG Historical Research & Consulting, use photographs from the Idaho State Archives, Canyon County Historical Society, the College of Idaho, and private collections to help tell the story of a now-vanished transportation system that underlies the patterns of development of the 20th and 21st centuries.