Branting offers a revealing look into the aspects of lewiston s past that other, more conventional, histories may have overlooked. It was donated to the city of lewiston in 1963 and has sat here ever since. Finally, a joint venture built 150 miles of tracks and lines from lewiston and other area were connected to tracks stretching through grangeville and stites. Lewiston was the gateway to vast agricultural and timber lands in north central idaho. The great northwest railroad is a 97mile short line running from ayer junction, washington, to forebay, idaho. I have three more of the authors books on lewiston to read.
Historic railroad, train trestles idaho county free press. Enjoy nonstop stunning views of the teton mountain range on the victor to driggs railtrail, which starts in victor and stretches 104 miles to west yellowstone in montana. Theres more to lewistons history than first meets the eye, and local author and historian steven d. Founding of lewiston, idaho vision statement the nez perce county historical society enriches our community through involvement of citizens and institutions in the discovery, preservation, and sharing of. Founding of lewiston, idaho vision statement the nez perce county historical society enriches our community through involvement of citizens and institutions in the discovery, preservation, and sharing of our local history. Watco purchased the line in 2004 and renamed it the great northwest railroad. Idahorrtrip2004part3 oregon pacific railroad homepage. Is the stationdepot currently used for railroad purposes. Applicants for library cards must present identification and proof of residence. To connect with union pacific historical society, join facebook today.
Camas prairie railroad company reporting mark csp was a short line railroad in northern idaho jointly owned. When congress created idaho territory in 1863, the new territory sprawled across an area onequarter larger than texas. Feb 04, 2014 theres more to lewiston s history than first meets the eye, and local author and historian steven d. The story involves the underground railroad which was a secret network of trails and homes that helped slaves from the southern united states escape to.
Lewiston, idaho ap a black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon theyre all links in the littletold story of the chinese in idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century. On may 6th, 1836, the lewiston railroad company was incorporated in new york state. Its boundarieswith the canadian province of british columbia to the north and the u. The csp, its official reporting marks although it was also known as the cpr, which should not be confused with the canadian pacific, was jointly owned by the union pacific and northern pacific which had created the railroad as a means of settling a dispute of. Riparia, wa and lewiston, id with branches extending to headquarters, stites and grangeville, id. Idaho, constituent state of the united states of america. Originally conceived as a 3foot, narrowgauge it was acquired by union pacific by 1878 and converted to standard. According to the cprs history, a 999year agreement between the up and np, signed in september 1909, ended years of fighting about railroad rights in idaho s heartland. The caboose is likely an exburlington northern caboose that was used by the camas prairie railroad. Lewiston depot lewiston, idaho train stationsdepots on.
If im a visitor to lewiston, may i use the library internet and computers. According to the cprs history, a 999year agreement between the up and. The sight was beautiful and i think was well calculated to give one an idea of an army in camp, dispersed over six or eight square miles of gravel. History the official website of the state of idaho. It operated at headquarter, idaho and later here in lewiston, idaho. Todays state is smaller, but idaho is still as large as all six new england states combined with new jersey, maryland, and delaware. See more of union pacific historical society on facebook.
Union pacific historical society our latest book is almost ready and. Appears in 10 books from 18971949 page 92 another, observing the camp from an elevated spot at a distance, thought when twilight came that he could see a thousand camp fires burning. In 1768 the pejepscot proprietors, a bostonbased land company, granted to jonathan bagley and moses little of newbury, massachusetts, land on the east side of the androscoggin river at twentymile falls. Branting offers a revealing look into the aspects of lewistons past that other, more conventional, histories may have overlooked. This adventure will take you through gorgeous wooded areas, rolling idaho farmland and incredible mountain views. This book is clearly an idaho history textbook, it is a little dated, but more than servicable. Pierce city probably would have disappeared, as many idaho ghost towns if the chinese hadnt moved in. Live freedom crossing monument webcams documentary film risking everything about the freedom crossing monument every year, thousands of students read the popular book, freedom crossing, by margaret goff clark 192003. A portrait of work life in the new northwest nebraska 1995. There was a railroad war going on between the union pacific and northern pacific lines to dominate this area. On may 6th, 1836, the lewiston rail road company was incorporated in new york state.
We have customer book trading accounts and wish lists. Carlos arnaldo schwantes is a professor in the department of history, and director of the institute forpacific northwest study, at the university of idaho. End your heritage ride at the lewiston city library by checking out their collection of local history books. The town is on the ancient summer grounds of the nez perce people. Christian books, music, bibles, gifts, home school products his story christian gift center home. One book has no index but was organized chronologically, and the other two books are indexed. It covers the basics of native american cultural geography, and gives a pretty solid history of the devolpment of the territory and the early years of statehood.
The camas prairie railroad part 3 reubens to highway 95. As a jointlyowned subsidiary of np and up the shortline was equally operated by both roads, as mentioned above, and setup its headquarters in lewiston complete with. Lewiston doc, history buff has two books golden times. Nez perce county, idaho genealogy familysearch wiki. Bordered by the canadian province of british columbia to the north and the u. Jan 18, 2017 photos and information about the rich history of pocatello, idaho and surrounding areas. Mar 14, 2018 the camas prairie railroad is a legendarly line located in northern idaho and western washington owned by union pacific and northern pacific which dated to 1909. I found a great book that shares a lot of history and cool old pictures of the camas prairie railroad by hal riegger published in 1986. Preorder camas prairie member price uphs company store.
The history of the camas prairie railroad begins in the late 19th century as the. Good basic introduction to idaho history by mohe inland northwest this book is clearly an idaho history textbook, it is a little dated, but more than servicable. Find the best selection idaho history books with arcadia publishing. The freedom crossing monument commemorates the underground railroad movement in lewiston and was dedicated on october 14, 2009. The lewiston tribune is pleased to team up with the nez perce county historical society again to present this second hardcover pictorial history book. The history of north idaho, printed in 1903, related a tale that took place in pierce city in september of 1885 when a merchant was found dead in his business.
As such, on december 3, 1909 the camas prairie railroad company named after the camas prairie region in northern idaho was established to operate all three lines listed above. A man in a skiff explores the calm delsol slough in east lewiston, where the railroad yards stand now in this image by photographer henry fair. Imagine a ride through the wilds of idaho, into rugged train, dark. Offers a chronological timeline of important dates, events, and milestones in idaho history. Lewiston city library 411 d street lewiston, id 83501. Riparia, washington, and lewiston, idaho, with branches extending to headquarters, stites. See more ideas about idaho, history and pocatello idaho. Any lewiston city resident is eligible to receive a library card.
Information from idaho county free press, lewiston tribune and the book the. They both had ambitions to build a line connecting lewiston idaho to the camas prairie to carry grain, lumber products, and mail as well as passengers. Idahos panhandle railroad is a history of the spectacular. Dec 05, 2017 i found a great book that shares a lot of history and cool old pictures of the camas prairie railroad by hal riegger published in 1986. Idaho s first railroad was the mormonbacked utah northern railroad which reached franklin, about a mile across the utah state line, in 1874. Association of american railroads 2003, railroad service in idaho pdf retrieved may 9, 2005. Jan 26, 2014 theres more to lewiston s history than first meets the eye, and local author and historian steven d. He is the author of a number of books, including hard traveling. Two rivers, one history volume ii book pediment publishing. The 10 best things to do in lewiston 2020 with photos. The lewiston depot was listed on the national register of historic places in 1973.
Apr 02, 2020 idaho, constituent state of the united states of america. A brief history of lewiston by local historian douglas i. Washington, and lewiston, idaho, with branches extending to headquarters, stites. Its board of directors were benjamin barton, bates cooke, lothrop cooke, joshua fairbanks, oliver grace, calvin hotchkiss, seymour scovell, leonard shepard, jacob townsend, and amos s. The line was originally part of the camas prairie railroad company which was started in 1909. The camas prairie railroad is a legendarly line located in northern idaho and. This is one or more of the class i railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.
Todays historic lewiston many of the homes and buildings constructed in the 1800s still stand proudly in lewiston, which has cherished its history. Miller has maintained his idaho medical license and regularly assists other. Theres more to lewiston s history than first meets the eye, and local author and historian steven d. A digital collection comprised of historical photographs of over idaho cities and towns, spanning the years 1862 to 1998. The camas prairie railroad s second subdivision was completed in 1908. Christian books, music, bibles, gifts, home school products.
Products shipped on the line include forest products, agricultural products, industrial and farm chemicals, scrap iron, and frozen vegetables. Since that time the twostory brick depot has been restored and converted into professional offices. You can get a copy of it from my link and i highly recommend it if you are interested in the history of this railroad. The camas prairie railroad, primarily located in idaho and dating to the first decade of the 20th century is fondly remembered despite the fact that it was a paper company which owned none of its own equipment. He has written two books describing regional history. The railroad eventually became a part of the new york central railroad system.
Explore the stories of idahos most historic community, home to nearly 230 firsts in the history of the state, region, nation and. Idahos first railroad was the mormonbacked utah northern railroad which reached franklin, about a mile across the utah state line, in 1874. Copies in the idaho state archives are available for viewing in boise. It covers the basics of native american cultural geography, and gives a pretty solid history of the devolpment of. The lewiston railroad company was an early railroad in lewiston, ny, running to niagara falls, ny. The museum of winchester history tells the story of this frontier community carved out of a landscape heavy with ponderosa pine and douglas fir. Download the idaho highway historical marker guidebook.
Idahos panhandle railroad is a history of the spectacular camas prairie railroad in eastern washington and northern idaho. The originals are held in the nez perce county courthouse in lewiston, idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Lewis county historic railroad, train trestles offer. Both the idaho state archives in boise, idaho, and the family history library in salt lake city, utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of nez perce county.120 1550 1454 97 1080 763 42 1173 1015 553 590 725 597 1216 982 460 1038 974 247 951 447 12 434 547 1077 1302 1055 189 1432 367