Join the Library and the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association (SIHA) for an evening of history. We’ll watch an edited recording of an interview and learn some fun facts about Stanley in the days gone by!
The first program in the SIHA Oral History Project is a recorded conversation with Bethine Church. Bethine, born in 1923 and later became the wife of U.S. Senator Frank Church, spent her early years in Mackay, Idaho and at Robinson Bar Ranch. Recorded in 2009, her recollections include stories of her childhood, her marriage, garnering support for the SNRA, and the founding of the Sawtooth Society.
Other Oral History Project Dates (at the Library, 5pm)
January 25: John Boccuzzo shares his experience serving with the CCC at Crouch, ID and Redfish Lake in 1939-1940.
February 15: Shirley Athy (audio only, with some historic photos) shares her memories of living in Stanley from 1929-1935, when her father, Preston Linford, was working as a surveyor and construction engineer for the department of transportation.
- March 27: TBD
- April 17: TBD
As the keeper and teller of stories of the Sawtooth Salmon River Country, SIHA maintains an archive of oral histories and continues to acquire more. These interviews teach us about the colorful and influential individuals who shaped our community and the landscape. SIHA is working to make these valuable resources publicly available and is excited to share them!
If you have knowledge of the Sawtooth-Salmon River Country in the early days or know of someone who does, please contact SIHA at: [email protected]. Find more information at Preserving the past. Protecting the future (discoversawtooth.org).