Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Valley Co. topo map
Reading List
Sharon McConnel,
County Coordinator

Photo Album Index

Most of these photographs are from private collections - if you share, please show your appreciation by crediting the source. Thank you!

Cascade Collection

Boise-Payette Lumber Company, Cascade, 1917, couresty of Kirt Kitchen
Cascade Dam Construction 1947, McConnel private collection

McCall Collection

McCall scenes, 1924- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
McCall, business district, 1924- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
McCall Toboggan Slide- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
Lake Street, 1937- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
Payette Lake Inn- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
Payette Lake Winter- Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!
McCall Aerials, early 1940's - Shared by Nancy Brown Tomlin - Thank you!

Yellow Pine, Stibnite and Big Creek Collection

"Sept 24, 1886 - A large number of people are in the Yellow Pine Basin camp. It is generally thought a humbug, though it is admittedly a likely place to prospect. George Brown, Jake Peterson, Dad Miller, Bohndel, Stlater, Alex Johnson & several others have not yet returned." - "Warren Times" by Cheryl Helmer, Cheryl; Henington Publishing Company, Wolfe City, TX., 1988.

E. Fork Road, photo history, Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Ellison, Holcomb, Abstien, Willson, Behne, Hennessy, Willson, McCoy, Edwards, date unknown - Courtesy of Long Valley Preservation Society of Idaho, Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
1920, First Vehicle to Yellow Pine, driven by Jerry Logue, Al Behne also in photograph, with two unknowns - Courtesy of Long Valley Preservation Society of Idaho, Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
1922, First Ford into Yellow Pine, Al Behne in photograph, with several unknowns - Courtesy of Long Valley Preservation Society of Idaho, Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Johnson Creek Ice Hole, cutting ice,courtesy of Kirt Kitchen
Plat of Yellow Pine, 1930, Book 1, page 62, county records
Yellow Pine, 1932, courtesy of Kirt Kitchen
Twin Bridges, 1932, across Johnson Creek, south of Yellow Pine, courtesy of Kirt Kitchen
Lafe Cox and Al Hennessey, headed for Buck Creek, courtesy of Kirt Kitchen
Plat of Townsite of Yellow Pine, 1945, Book 1, page 63, county records
Lafe & Emma Cox, 1950's- Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Fay & Iva Kissinger, 1950's- Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Murph and Mary Earl, Kitchen private collection
Yellow Pine postcard, post 1963, with zip code
Walking Tour, prepared by your webmaster, spring 1999
Walking Tour, back

Stibnite and Big Creek

"In 1914 - Gold and Antimony claims filed in Stibnite. - Merle W. Wells in "Gold Camps & Silver Cities/Nineteenth Century Mining in Central and Southern Idaho." Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Mines & Geology, Moscow, Idaho, 1983.
In 1921 - Hennessey sold his five Meadow Creek claims in Stibnite to United Mercury Mines

Stibnite,Our Gang, Winter '28-'29 - Shared by Sandy McRae - Thank you!
Crew at Stibnite Post Office - Shared by Sandy McRae - Thank you!
Meadow Creek Mine, Stibnite, 1932, McConnel private collection
Stibnite Pipeline Crew, c. 1932 - Shared by Sandy McRae - Thank you!
Yellow Pine co. Stibnite map, 1931 - Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Smith children with Napier Edwards wagon, Edwardsburg Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Forest Grove Camp, Stibnite, 1954- Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Stibnite Airport Runway Plow, 1950's- Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Earl Wilson and Smiths, 1953 - Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Stibnite Pipeline Winter '53-'54 - Shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!
Navion Plane Wreck, Winter 1953 - shared by Ron Smith - Thank you!

High Valley Collection

Carlsons High Valley Stage Stop, 1911
High Valley students, abt. 1910

Other Locations

Long Valley Ambush road marker

Newspaper Ads and other Ephemera

When Col. Dewey bought the Caswells' Thunder Mountain claims (east present-day Valley Co.) in late 1900, the rush was on and businesses sprang up along the route. Ads from "Thunder Mountain News," April 22, 1905, courtesy of Steven Harshfield - Thank you, Steve, for sharing!
    Roosevelt Delivery O. T. Lingo, Prop.
    Boise-Pearl Stage, T. B. Walker, Prop.
    Plowman's, Payett River, Montour
    Taylor House, Sweet
    Millers, Ola & Miller's Store, Thunder City
    Sults' Ola, Thunder City, Vanwyck Stage
      (Post office history places Thunder City about six miles west of Cascade and Vanwyck was about three miles southwest of Cascade.)
    Hays & Harley, General Wayhouse
    Smith Ferry, L. M. Gorton, Prop.
    Peter Neeb, The Round Valley Wayhouse, Fern, P.O., Peter Neeb, prop.
    Kentucky Home Hotel, Thunder City Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Alvey, proprietors
    W. H. Taylor, Scott Valley Farm
    Cross & Conyer's Big Creek Station
    C. C. Randall, Randall's Transfer, Knox P.O. Store; Feed Barn, Wm. Howel, Manager; Post office history places Knox 25 miles NE of Cascade
    J. Kelly & L. McShane, Knox post office
    Temperance House, at Trappers Flat, W. J. Burke, Prop.
    Diamond's Road House, Reardon Creek
    Summit House on Monumental Summit
Other -
1942 Bradley Mining Company, Miners and Muckers Wanted

Off-site

Pictures of Cascade, Mike Huston photo gallery of Cascade and beyond
What was life like in the early days in Valley County?" by Rosemary Hoff
Boise State Digital Collection
Stonebraker Collection at University of Idaho, includes Chamberlain Basin, Roosevelt, Thunder Mountain
Mountain West Digital Library
Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collections
"Gess Who To" postcard collection

I would be happy to add your historic and family history photos here - contact Sharon McConnel, County Coordinator. Many of these photos are from private collections. If you enjoyed them, please let the contributors know and acknowledge your sources when sharing.

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