Boise, the capitol of Idaho and its largest city, stands on the Boise River at the extreme upper end of the Boise Valley. It is primarily a city of trees and homes and enviable climate. Protected by great mountains on the north and lying in a belt of prevailing westerly winds, it and its valley are never outraged by the cold blizzards that sweep down from Canada and paralyze eastern Idaho and the states beyond.
- Idaho: A Guide in Word and Pictures (1937)
1. Capitol Blvd. at Night 2. Greetings From Boise, Idaho 3. Main Street 4. Tenth Street Looking North 5. View of Business District 6. Federal Building 7. Union Pacific Depot 8. Capitol Blvd. 9. Idaho State Capitol
Day two of (Postcard) American Guide Week spotlights the Capitol of Idaho and the place I was born and raised.
At the time the Idaho: A Guide in Word and Pictures (1937) was published there were 21,544 people living in Boise. As of the 2010 census Boise’s population was 205,671, so nearly ten times what it was 75 years ago. Even with the influx of people it’s still a beautiful place with plenty of open space, outdoor activities and scenic beauty.
Can’t wait to be home on Wednesday!
BOISE — Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn.
The video was shot using a hidden camera by a member of the animal rights group Mercy for Animals inside Bettencourt Dairies’ Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen.
Dairy owner Luis Bettencourt says he’s sickened by the video and has fired the workers involved. He’s since hired an additional supervisor and installed cameras in his milking barns.
Nathan Runkle with Mercy for Animals says the group hopes Kraft Foods will quit using milk from Bettencourt Dairies.
Coming from Idaho, this disgusts me even more.
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