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Boise was founded on the Oregon Trail in 1863, shortly after the opening of Fort Boise, which was built to protect the gold that had recently been discovered in the Boise Basin around Idaho City. By the late 1800s, Boise had a very large downtown infrastructure, and it saw the addition of many multistoried buildings after 1900. In the late 1960s though the 1970s, Boise experienced a major urban renewal project with many of the historic buildings being torn down to make way for a new downtown mall. Since the 1970s, many new buildings have filled in the lots created by the urban renewal. This book will give readers an idea of what Boise once looked like.
ISBN: 9781467132565
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Idaho
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Boise native Frank E. Aden Jr. is a graduate of Borah High School and the University of Oregon. He is an amateur Boise historian as well as a licensed amateur radio operator. Aden is a member of the Idaho Historical Society and is the vice president of the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation. He has been collecting postcards, photographs, booklets, and maps of the Boise area since his high school days in the 1970s.
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