of the Burley Public Library
Local Idaho History Books For Sale:
by Kathleen Hedberg, PhD
Cassia County Idaho: The Foundation Years
A Flood Cannot Happen Here
The Story of Lower Goose Creek Reservoir, Oakley, Idaho, 1984
ILA Book of the Year, 1993
For sale as a fundraiser from Friends of the Burley Public Library
Hardcover, 8 1/2 X 11 inches
Price: $30 plus S&H
To order see below
The history of Cassia County is the history of the real West--of "cowboys and Indians" and gun fights, but also the history of cooperation needed to build an economy based on irrigation. Focusing on how Cassia County came to be what it is today, author Kathleen Hedberg describes 120 years of Cassia County's history from the days of the covered wagons through the digging of the deep wells in the mid-twentieth century.
Although written for adults, this book could easily be adapted for use in fourth grade Idaho history classes. It includes a large section on pioneer travel since the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and major cutoffs all came through Cassia County. The personal accounts include one about a nine-year-old boy who worked as a stage coach assistant.
Softcover, 6 X 9 inches
Price: $15 plus S&H
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Idaho Library Association Book of the Year Award, 1993
|In 1984 the residents of Cassia
County in southcentral Idaho faced the possibility of disastrous flooding
the overflow of Lower Goose Creek Reservoir. How they responded to
this potential flood that could have
devastated the city of Burley is the story of this book.
"Written from personal interviews and first-hand accounts, this is a complete and accurate account of one of the great crises in the history of Idaho. Well-written and full of human drama, this is the story of an event that was almost as crucial for the people of southcentral Idaho as the failure of the Teton Dam was for southeastern Idaho." ---Leonard Arrington
"A riveting document! It
should be required reading for all emergency response agencies!"
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Idaho: The Foundation Years $30
$3 for one book and $2 for each additional book for shipping and handling
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