Blaine County

Roads and Bridges

The roads and bridges of Blaine County are in good condition. The roads are being im proved from year to year and new up-to-date steel and concrete bridges are replacing wooden structures. We learn from history that the first thing which the Romans did after conquering a country was to construct good substantial roads and …

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Little Redfish Lake, Idaho

Sawtooth National Forest

A large part of Blaine County lies in the Sawtooth national forest. This reserve was created by President Roosevelt on May 29, 1905, its original area being 1,947,520 acres. An addition of 1,392,640 acres was made on November 6, 1906. The name “Forest Reserves” was changed to “National Forests” in 1907. Major Frank E. Fenn …

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Many Prominent Men

Several men and women who have resided in what is now Blaine County, have filled positions of trust and honor. I fully realize the difficulty of drawing the line of demarcation between the great and the near-great, and I hesitate to mention names. In presenting such a list I shall only include the names of …

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Reducing Indebtedness

While it was from the interior of her mountains that the chief source of wealth of Alturas County was derived in the early days, it is those same mountains that furnish the nutritious grasses that sustain hundreds of thousands of sheep and lambs during the summer. For many years the lambs from Blaine County have …

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Hot and Cold Water

The natural hot springs in Blaine County are the Condie, near Carey, Hailey, Clarendon, Guyer, Warfield, Easley, and Russian John. These springs are favorite resorts for bathing. Several well-to-do people have built summer homes near Warfield and Easley Hot Springs. The Baptists have a camping ground for their meetings and summer vacation near the latter …

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County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners as then constituted consisted of Israel T. Osborn, chairman, Sidney Kelley of Carey, and John E. Schad. The indebtedness of Lincoln County to Blaine County had to be determined, bonds refunded, and counsel employed to defend the rights of Blaine County. Their lot was as difficult, perhaps, as ever fell …

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