Idaho chronology, nomenclature, bibliography (Google eBook)

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W.B. Conkey Co., 1918 - Idaho - 125 pages
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Page 42 - We favor an amendment to the federal constitution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people, and we favor direct legislation wherever practicable.
Page 49 - The name was familiar in 5,000 men's mouths as they wallowed through the snow in '61, on their way to the Oro Fino Mines — long before Congress, or any man of Congress, had ever heard of the new discovery. The facts are these: I was riding pony express at the time rumors reached us, through the Nez Perce Indians, that gold was to be found on the head-waters and tributaries of the Salmon River. I had lived with the Indians; and Colonel Craig, who had spent most of his life with them, often talked...
Page 59 - Lewis's fork of the Columbia. At that time, the Flathead Indians were in the habit of finding their buffalo on the heads of Salmon river, and other streams of the Columbia ; but now they never meet with them farther west than the three forks of the Missouri, or the plains of the Yellow-stone river. In the course of our journey it will be remarked that the...
Page 110 - Upon the foam of the cataract one point of the rock cast a cobalt-blue shadow. Where the river flowed around the western promontory, it was wholly in shadow, and of a deep sea-green. A scanty growth of coniferous trees fringed the brink of the lower cliffs, overhanging the river. Dead barrenness is the whole sentiment of the scene. The mere suggestion of trees clinging here and there along the walls serves rather to heighten than to relieve the forbidding gloom of the place. Nor does the flashing...
Page 49 - Colonel Craig's attention to this peculiar and beautifully arched light. " That," said he, " is what the Indians call E-dah-hoe, which means the light, or diadem, on the line of the mountains.
Page 90 - And he said unto them, behold, I am Limhi, the son of Noah, who was the son of Zeniff, who came up out of the land of Zarahemla to inherit this land, which was the land of their fathers, who was made a king by the voice of the people.
Page 73 - Commencing on the south hank of Snake River at the junction of the Port Neuf River with said Snake River; thence south 25 miles to the summit of the mountains dividing the waters of Bear River from those of Snake River; thence easterly along the summit of said range of mountains 70 miles to a point where...
Page 49 - ... return to Lewiston I wrote a letter containing a brief account of our trip and of the mines, and it was published in one of the Oregon papers, which one I have now forgotten. In that account I often mentioned E-dah-hoe, but spelt it Idaho, leaving the pronunciation unmarked by any diacritical signs. So that perhaps I may have been the first to give it its present spelling, but I certainly did not originate the word.
Page 70 - April 16, 1877. it is hereby ordered that the following-described tract of country, situated partly in the Territory of Idaho and partly in the State of Nevada, be, and the same hereby is, withdrawn from the public domain, to wit : Commencing at the one hundredth milepost of the survey of the north boundary of Nevada; thence due north to the intersection of the north boundary of township 16 south of Boise...
Page 41 - The legal voters or such fractional part thereof of the State of Utah, as may be provided by law, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be provided by law, may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the people for approval or rejection, or may require any law passed by the legislature (except those...

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