Lewiston, Idaho, started with wild beginnings and stayed that way for generations. Officially founded in 1861, its origins are born from a gold rush. When gold was discovered up the river in a neighboring town called Pierce, it brought hopeful miners from near and far panning up and down the river. From that population sprang a tent city that would become Lewiston, along with the stories that informed of Lewiston's early history and growth, full of gambling, drinking, wild women, and the occasional murder. This volume covers Lewiston's history, beginning with its official founding in 1861 and expanding the history through the early 1970s, while focusing on the town's heyday in the 1950s.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467127073
: Arcadia Publishing
: 04/30/2018
: Idaho
: Images of America
: 236 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Jeri Jackson McGuire is the author of two other popular Images of America books in the area: Clarkston and Asotin County. She is happy to come home to Idaho to write about the town where she was born. McGuire has always loved historical pictures and is glad to have a vehicle to share them with others. A retired interior designer, she did not begin writing books until she was 70 years old. McGuire and her husband, Jim, live in Spokane, Washington. She is a member of the Nez Perce County Historical Society and a lifetime member of the Asotin County Museum.
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