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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Idaho Historical Museum - Boise

The museum is conveniently located in the campus of the Julia Davis Park inn downtown Boise. Here is a great place where you can experience Idaho's rich history - discover the state's remarkable people, places, and events. Travel the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail to find the explorer’s secret cache, climb aboard and compare a variety of historic saddles, admire the artistry of Native American basketry, and imagine taking a drink at a frontier saloon. The Story of Idaho takes visitors through the times of Idaho's first residents, missionaries, and fur traders. See how the 1860s gold rush created Idaho Territory, and how pioneer settlement, logging, and farming changed the state’s landscape forever. The entrance fee is $.5.0 for adults & $.4.0 for Senior Citizens. ( Gee I saved one dollar for my ticket :) ). The museum is closed on all Mondays as is the norm world over. The museum has a small store that sells hundreds of unique items about Idaho and history to choose from including books, jewelry, basketry, pottery, purses, folk toys, and more.
Please enjoy these images from the Museum:
Located in the sprawling campus of the Julia Davis Park
The magnificent lighted dome at the entrance
A typical cabin with bare essentials
Starting point of the Museum Tour
A riding saddle on display
A rifle used for hunting and self protection
Lumbermens saw to cut logs
A horse plough
Cowboy Tools - Above & below
Pics of The Sherwood Store
Ropes,lassos & lariats
Riding Jeans with leather outers & moccasins
More Riding Saddles - above & below
Man & his dog paddling in their canoe
Bellow to send compressed air to fuel the furnace
Workshop to make cart wheels
A printing press
Dinner is set
Room heater with chairs around it
A Chinese dispensary- above & below
Chinese Prayer place - above & below

An ancient cooking range as existed 150 years ago
A magnificent bar in mahogany
A cowboy in full riding gear
Immigrant Americans signing peace treaty with Native American Chief

34 comments:

  1. Wow, nice collections . Lovely pictures .

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  2. I am always entranced by your wonderful pictures. You've provided us with what seems a rather complete view of the offerings of this museum. I especially enjoyed this as I've always been interested in the old West and have lived in California and Arizona. The photos of Chinese items reminded me that there were many Chinese in the area working on the railroad in the late 1800s.

    A fun journey through time; thanks, Ram!

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    1. Thanks Lowell. I am happy you enjoyed this post which brought forth many images of the old & Wild West.

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  3. nice and rare pics...

    thanks a lot sir for those kind words and support!!
    do you have a Facebook account?just asking..

    regards
    anu

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    1. No I do not have a face book account as yet. Still a bit old fashioned :)

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  4. What an interesting exhibit! What will people think of my kitchen 150 years from now? Lol.

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    1. Yes your ultramodern kitchen will definitely look out dated 150 years hence :)

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  5. Thanks for showing us this interesting museum.

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  6. really neat bit of history. i like that dome! looked like fish scales. :)

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  7. The dome looks fantastic..You have done a real good job of capturing the ambience..Its bit tough capturing indoor shots and you did a great job of it..

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  8. Good to see nice places with you taking us around with these lovely posts , Rama!

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  9. Thank you for the lovely virtual tour!!

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  10. Amazing post! The museum has a lot to take us back to the era... sounds like a must visit place to learn on history. Thanks sharing the photos.

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  11. Cannot wait for you to come to Oklahoma. These photos are marvelous.

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    1. Thanks GA. Shall consider visiting you during my next trip to the US :)

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  12. Nice look into the olden times - what would we do without cowboy-stories? Happy weekend to you Ram!

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  13. Thanks for this virtual trip.
    Great sightings.

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  14. The pics of cowboy and their lifestyles looks great.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Nishant & for leaving a nice comment.

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  15. The cooking range is a beautiful piece. I am not discounting other exhibits. They all are nice.

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  16. Thanks for all the great pics. That's a nice museum, like a trip back in time.

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  17. Nice museum. Thanks for sharing this.

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