Historic Firsts of Lewiston, Idaho: Unintended Greatness

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When a group of intrepid gold prospectors set up camp at the fork of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in 1861, they expected to make camp for a night and move on. Instead, they made a town. It was an important--if unintended--accomplishment. And it was only the beginning of a long line of historic firsts for Lewiston, including the first capital, police department, newspaper and post office. Lewiston also boasted the state's first brewery and first vigilante association, both founded in the same year, appropriately enough. Join local historian and lifelong educator Steven D. Branting as he offers the first-ever chronology of unprecedented events, accolades and incidents that shaped Lewiston and Idaho from the city's founding to the present day.
ISBN: 9781609499129
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Idaho
Images: 69
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 7 (h)
A widely published historian and educator, Steven Branting has been honored by, among others, the History Channel, the American Association for State and Local History, the Association of American Geographers and the Society for American Archaeology. The Idaho State Historical Society conferred on him the 2011 Esto Perpetua Award, citing his leadership in "some of the most significant preservation...projects undertaken in Idaho."
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