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Happy Birthday, Idaho

Series: Cover to Cover

Idaho was officially recognized as a state July 3, 1890.University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives Cover to Cover celebrates Idaho’s statehood with a look at the 4 volume set History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains.

History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains
History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains

As president of the Idaho Historical Society former Idaho Governor James H. Hawley served as editor for the set.

Idaho Governor James H. Hawley
Idaho Governor James H. Hawley

The set delves into Idaho’s rich pioneer and territorial history. Featured below is the first territorial capital building, first located in Lewiston in 1863 before being relocated to Boise in 1864.

Idaho's first territorial capital building in Lewiston
Idaho's first territorial capital building in Lewiston

UI Library Special Collections and Archives has two complete 4 volume set History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains which chronicles the state of Idaho’s history from the early 1800′s to 1920 when it was first published.

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