PEACE BE KIND
I turned 90 years old today and felt I share this post I wrote a few year ago
THESE PHOTOS ARE IN THE HANFORD FILES AND PUT TOGETHER BY MY BROTHER CHARLES E. HANFORD. He was 4 years younger than myself. I have added other other photos.
The following is a picture from the Hanford files. It was taken before Arrowrock Dam was built. After the dam was built, Idaho State Game Department feed the deer at Arrowrock. It was the place to go to see deer in the 1940. During World War Two, it was known that it would flood Boise completely and was off limits at that time.
I was born at St Luke’s hospital. I spent the first two years of my life at this home just off of Broadway. It no longer exists.
I attended the Burley and Boise schools graduating from Boise High and attended The College Of Idaho with a dual degree in Medical Technology and Zoology. My botanical knowledge comes from Washington State Master Gardiners where I had over 10 years volunteering. I also lack student teaching for a degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. I left Boise in 1954 and spent time in the Pacific Northwest. My Boise no longer exsists. The following pictures are of my Boise.
We start with the Union Pacific Depot
Standing at the front of the depot, you looked down Capital Boulevard and see the Idaho State capitol. I spent many day visiting the capitol and looking at various collections of Idaho plants and animals and gems.
I am standing in front of the little brown house on the river. It was the Girl Scout Headquarters. It flooded every year. Until the Dams were built on the Boise.
THIS is the Boise High I remember. My parents and my siblings all graduated from this building. It was fun to look at the photo of the graduates and see my Mother and Father.
The Carnegie library I spent the summer of 1943 reading the Children department of all the Books I could. I will remember the Twin books and my favorite was the Cave Twins. This series was banned in the MacArthur area as the writer was considered a communist.
Later the upstairs adult area was my source for any papers I needed to write. I started reading Victoria Holt at time.