Idaho City, Idaho

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Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Former name[edit | edit source]

Geographic location[edit | edit source]

City Hall[edit | edit source]
Idaho City City Hall
2 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631
(208) 392-4159

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
3830 Highway 21
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4295

Roman Catholic[edit | edit source]

St Joseph's Catholic Church‎
200 East Hill Road
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4751

Other[edit | edit source]

Mountain Life Ministries‎
600 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-9549

Idaho City Church‎
103 Main Street
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4407

Idaho City Christian Center‎
3853 Highway 21 # A
Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4218

Directories[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Historical Society in Boise has a collection of city, county, regional and state directories.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Aclesa Cremation & Burial
8209 W Fairview Ave
Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 322-2998
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 W Fairview Ave
Boise, Idaho 83703
(208) 376-5400
Bell Funeral Home
9603 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, Idaho 83714
(208) 321-2627
Fax: (208) 321-2107 Website:
Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, Idaho 83713
(208) 375-2212

History[edit | edit source]

In 1862 gold had been discovered in the Boise Basin. Prospectors poured into the area by the thousands. Overnight Idaho City became the largest town in the territory. This boom brought business to the area, saloons, opera and theater houses, pool halls and drug stores opened for business. Whiskey was cheaper than water. Men were armed at all times and quickly defend themselves. The atmosphere of lawlessness did not stop the city from flourishing. With in a few years fortunes were no longer to be made, the prospectors left in droves. The Fire in 1865, wiped out eighty percent of the buildings in town. There were more fires in 1867, 1868, and 1871.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Idaho World
P.O. Box 50248
Boise, ID 83705
Ph. 208-429-1606
email -

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of issues of the following newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Idaho City Boise News  1863:9:29-1864:10:22
Idaho City Idaho mountaineer  1941:5:15-1958:6:26 
Idaho City Idaho patriot  1864:10:9 
Idaho City Idaho times  1866:11:2 
Idaho City Idaho world, 1864  1864:10:29-1918:11:1 
Idaho City Idaho world, 1958  1958:1:2-9999 
Idaho City Ladies mite  1864:7:10

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