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Each spring for centuries, the Nez Perce Indians visited the area they called Taxt-hinma (place of the spotted deer) to harvest the camas root. Today Taxt-hinma is Moscow, Idaho, a forward-looking university community dedicated to preserving the spirit of place that attracted the area's first permanent settlers in 1871. Originally known as Paradise, Moscow started out as a trading center serving homesteaders settling the prodigiously fertile Palouse. Since its incorporation as a city in 1887, Moscow has grown steadily upon a foundation of education and agriculture. From its central core of notable commercial and public buildings to the splendid houses that once sheltered its founders to the scenic University of Idaho campus, Moscow is clearly a community that values its cultural, economic, architectural, and natural heritage.
ISBN: 9780738548685
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Idaho
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and historian Julie R. Monroe edited Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Moscow Historic Preservation Commission, for 10 years. She is also the author of two previous Arcadia books, Moscow: Living and Learning on the Palouse and Images of America series Latah County. A longtime volunteer for the Latah County Historical Society, Monroe has drawn from the society's extensive photographic collection to document Moscow's heritage and historic landscapes.
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