Idaho History

How ‘Boise’ Got It’s Name is Cool, ‘Idaho’ Not So Much
How ‘Boise’ Got It’s Name is Cool, ‘Idaho’ Not So Much
Ah Boise, Idaho - Currently one of if not the top moved to places in the country. Yes, it's awesome here and everyone is figuring it out. It doesn't matter if you are a native local, a newbie or thinking about moving to Idaho there are somethings about the place you should know. How Boise found its name and how Idaho got it's name are starkly different but both very interesting stories.
Exclusive Look at the Old Idaho Penitentiary Reveals Hidden and Unique Antiques
Exclusive Look at the Old Idaho Penitentiary Reveals Hidden and Unique Antiques
Even if you take the tour at the Old Pen there is a lot behind the scenes that most people will sadly never see. Boise's Old Penitentiary houses and holds historic antiques of all kinds. Some of them, like what you will see below from the locked up, employee only, captains shack has been preserved and kept close to it's original state when originally built with the old pen over 150 years ago.
Explore the Forgotten Art in Downtown Boise’s Underground Tunnels (Gallery)
Explore the Forgotten Art in Downtown Boise’s Underground Tunnels (Gallery)
The underground tunnels are mostly used by government and state employees. The tunnels go under streets, sidewalks and buildings mostly in and around the capitol in downtown Boise. Most of the original paintings are dated from 1986, 1987, and 1988. The original art has been hiding from the public in these underground tunnels for close to 35 years. I felt drawn to share them and hopefully get a few stories from the artists.

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