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Long before white men discovered these springs, Sept. 9, 1812, Indians gathered here to use the free hot water.
Except wheen they found hot springs, pre-historic Indians had a hard time getting hot water. The wove watertight baskets into whic…
This monument marks the route of the first Idaho railroad. The Utah & Northern narrow gauge was started as a Mormon co-op at Ogden, Utah in 1871. It reached Franklin, Idaho in 1874. Union Pacific interests extended the line to Garrison, Montana be…
Chief Pocatello - Born in a Time of Change
It is hard to imagine the change Pocatello saw during his lifetime, and the challenges to his people's way of life to which he was forced to respond.
Pocatello was born around…
Pocatello's origin lies in the railroads an the role they played in westward expansion.
In the late-1800's, what would become Pocatello was a rest stop on the Utah and Northern Railroad, which went from Utah to Butte, Montana. In 1882, the …
Chief Pocatello's memory was honored by giving his name to two fighting vessels in World War II.
Launched October 17, 1943. It was sponsored by Miss Thelma Dixey, Chief Pocatello's great-granddaughte…
The Shoshone were experts in securing a living from the land around them. They made intense use of the animals and plants available to them, and nothing was wasted.
Traditional foods including buffalo, el…
Chief Pocatello's People — The Shoshone
The band led by Chief Pocatello were members of the Shoshone tribe. Shoshone territory included most of Idaho, northern Utah, northern Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Central Nevada and in California, in…
has been designated a
under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States
A registered national historical landmark Indian and trapper trading post established by Nathaniel J. Wyeth in 1834 and sold to Hudson's Bay Company in 1837 It was the vital point on the Oregon and California immigration trails and in establishing…
The Chief Theater opened on January 5, 1938. Admission to the first show, "Bad Man of Brimstone", was 49 cents. The downtown landmark provided entertainment until it was closed in 1982. The Chief Foundation began work on refurbishing the buildings…