Cassia County

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Cassia County is located in south-central Idaho along the Snake River. It has more pioneer trails going through it than any other county in the United States. Called the "Crossroads of the Pioneers," the area was recognized for its beauty and diversity by California- and Oregon-bound travelers who stayed to develop communities that are as varied as the county's geography. As time and progress came to the area, the railroads, dams, and irrigation played an important part in the development of the county. What was first seen as desert and sagebrush became rich and abundant farmland. Cattle ranching, sheepherding, mining, farming, and industry learned to work together to make this corner of the Wild West prosper.
ISBN: 9780738569284
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Idaho
Series: Images of America
Images: 208
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Valerie K. Bowen is currently the curator of the Cassia County Museum and is a member of the Cassia County Historical Society. She is a California native who developed a love for the history of Cassia County. She attended college in California and Utah and came to Cassia County in 1974. The large collection of photographs in the Cassia County Museum was a fascinating view into the history of her adopted home. Additional photographs were gathered from private collections throughout the area and help tell more of the story of Cassia County.
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