Our history is all around us and yet most of us don’t know it because there is no way to know it. Especially for much of our problematic history, there aren’t sites of memorialization or r
This is the grave of Moses Alexander. Born in 1853 in Bavaria, Alexander immigrated to the United States in 1867. He spent a year in New York before moving to Missouri to work at a cousin’s clot
I may do less heroin than Jack Kerouac did on his road trips, but constantly traveling does lead one to see interesting things. Such as this evening. I was on I-84 in western Idaho after a long and ex
What would happen if the dreams of Cliven Bundy and his clan came true and the federal government sold off all its public lands in the West to the highest bidder? We can have a pretty good idea of thi
A friend of mine saw this on a billboard outside of Boise. Not sure I really get this one except to say that people ideologically opposed to wind energy have problems.
Too busy to blog today (in fact, with a book due in 6 weeks, that may be a not infrequent occurrence for a bit). But not too busy to put up another British Pathe film, this time on another topic close
Miss Idaho Potato, 1935. Everyone needs some weirdness in the evening.
On July 11, 1892 striking silver miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho blew up the Frisco Mill, a mine building filled with guards, after getting into a firefight with Pinkertons, killing two mine empl