Idaho August 26, 2017
Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Idaho And They’re Incredible
It’s always fun to look at old photographs of Idaho’s early days and see just how much has changed…or hasn’t changed. Thanks to an abundance of historical societies in Idaho dedicated to preserving this unique part of our state’s history, these photos are relatively easy to come by! Take a look at these unique photos that capture a special time in Idaho history.
1. Overview of the city of Wallace which was almost completely destroyed by a forest fire, 1910
2. Shops and buildings along a main street in Pocatello, Idaho, 1910.
3. A man on skis holding a gun in Rexburg (possibly the most Idaho-ish photo ever taken!).
4. An old photograph of the Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns, which still attract visitors to this day!
5. A beautiful capture of the Shoshone Reservoir in 1926.
6. A man posing in front of an "inn", date unknown.
7. Three cowboys posing in front of their horses, a neat reminder that Idaho was once very much a part of the Wild West!
8. Students and teachers pose in front of their school in Ashton, Idaho.
9. A marching band makes their way down a main street in St. Anthony, Idaho.
10. A worker hauls and spreads gravel on an embankment in Nampa near Lake Lowell. Taken March 20, 1907.
11. A small camp of buildings located at the Upper Deer Flat Embankment in Nampa, Idaho. Taken May 1908.
12. Interior of the old Boise Basin Mercantile Store in Idaho City. Taken during the early 20th century.
14. A look at the very early townsite beginnings of what is now Salmon, Idaho. Date unknown.
15. A neat look at the Boise River and the Boise River Diversion Dam in Ada County.
What do you think about these photos? Anything stand out or look familiar to you? Also, be sure to check out these
20 Rare Photos From Idaho That Will Take You Straight To The Past.