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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

http://www.idahocitychamber.com
Idaho City City Hall
2 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631
(208) 392-4159

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
3830 Highway 21
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4295


Roman Catholic

St Joseph's Catholic Church‎
200 East Hill Road
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4751


Other

Mountain Life Ministries‎
600 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-9549


Idaho City Church‎
103 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4407

Idaho City Christian Center‎
3853 Highway 21 # A
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4218

Directories

The Idaho State Historical Society in Boise has a collection of city, county, regional and state directories.

Funeral Homes

Aclesa Cremation & Burial
8209 W Fairview Ave
Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 322-2998
Website: http://www.aclesa.com/
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 W Fairview Ave
Boise, Idaho 83703
(208) 376-5400
Website: http://aldenwaggoner.com/
Bell Funeral Home
9603 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, Idaho 83714
(208) 321-2627
Fax: (208) 321-2107 Website: http://www.bellfuneral.com/
Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, Idaho 83713
(208) 375-2212

History

In 1862 gold had been discovered in the Boise Basin. Prospectors poured into the area by the thousands. Overnight Idaho City became the largest town in the territory. This boom brought business to the area, saloons, opera and theater houses, pool halls and drug stores opened for business. Whiskey was cheaper than water. Men were armed at all times and quickly defend themselves. The atmosphere of lawlessness did not stop the city from flourishing. With in a few years fortunes were no longer to be made, the prospectors left in droves. The Fire in 1865, wiped out eighty percent of the buildings in town. There were more fires in 1867, 1868, and 1871.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Current

Idaho World
P.O. Box 50248
Boise, ID 83705
Ph. 208-429-1606
email - editor@idahoworld.com
Weekly

Historical

Copies of issues of the following newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Idaho City Boise News  1863:9:29-1864:10:22
Idaho City Idaho mountaineer  1941:5:15-1958:6:26 
Idaho City Idaho patriot  1864:10:9 
Idaho City Idaho times  1866:11:2 
Idaho City Idaho world, 1864  1864:10:29-1918:11:1 
Idaho City Idaho world, 1958  1958:1:2-9999 
Idaho City Ladies mite  1864:7:10

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

References


 

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