Grangeville, ID--Each year the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office organizes and promotes statewide opportunities for the public to learn about Idaho archaeology, history and historic preservation. The Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month program is a celebration of everything to do with Idaho's archaeology and history, and events are held throughout the state. This year’s theme is the 150th anniversary of the creation of Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, in partnership with the Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission, will celebrate by highlighting the history of north-central Idaho’s backcountry airstrips. Richard H. Holm Jr. of Boise and McCall will give a presentation based on his recently released book, Bound for the Backcountry: A History of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips. Holm will focus on chapters of his book addressing north-central Idaho airstrips and aviation, including the Main Salmon River, Clearwater Mountains, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Holm’s extensive research has resulted in a wonderful comprehensive history, including photographs and colorful stories of these airstrips, aviation, and the people associated with them. Some of the locations Holm will cover include: the Moose Creek Ranger Station, Moose Creek Ranches, Campbell’s Ferry, Fish Lake, Shearer, Elk City, Red River, Dixie, and the Mallard Creek Ranch.
Join us on Friday May 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Grangeville Office in Grangeville, Idaho for this rare opportunity to learn first-hand about some of our area’s rich aviation history.
An eight panel display highlighting north-central Idaho’s unique aviation and airfield history will be available for viewing during regular office hours from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm May 3 – 31, 2013 in the Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests Grangeville Office, 104 Airport Road, Grangeville. The display will also be available for viewing from 8:00 to 4:30 pm May 3 – 31, 2013 at the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests Office, 12730 Highway 12, Orofino.
For more information contact Cindy Schacher, Archaeologist at (208) 926-6412.