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.



About bettylouise31

https://idahobluebird50.wordpress.com Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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8 Responses to #MEMORIES OF BOISE PART 1

  1. Wow. Wonderful pictures and history.

  2. This is my favorite post of yours…. learned so much, thank you.

  3. lghiggins says:

    The pictures and history you included are fascinating!

  4. lghiggins says:

    Happy Birthday, Betty! What a wonderful milestone!💃🎉🎂

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