A brief history of Camas Prairie Idaho by Lucy M. Nelson

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Published by Caxton Printers in Caldwell, Idaho .

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  • Camas Prairie (Idaho),
  • Camas County (Idaho)


  • Camas Prairie (Idaho) -- History.,
  • Camas County (Idaho) -- History.

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Statementby Lucy M. Nelson.
LC ClassificationsF752.C17 N4
The Physical Object
Pagination119 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6355089M
LC Control Number37016052

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Camas Prairie - Idaho's Panhandle Railroad by Gary and Roz Miller. A history of the spectacular Camas Prairie Railroad in eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

Get this from a library. A brief history of Camas Prairie, Idaho. [Lucy M Nelson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Book\/a>, bgn:Microform\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. The Camas Prairie: Idaho’s Panhandle Railroad is a history of the spectacular Camas Prairie Railroad in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

The Camas Prairie: Idaho’s Panhandle Railroad is a history of the spectacular Camas Prairie Railroad in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Formed out of the intense competition between the Northern Pacific Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad inthe Camas Prairie operated joint trackage between Riparia, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho, with branches extending to Headquarters.

The rolling hills and plains of the Camas Prairie mark the heart of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. Since time immemorial, this treeless landscape saw a great deal of activity. In the spring, when the weather warmed up, Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) families moved from the river bottoms to the Camas Prairie.

Wait. There’s ANOTHER historical marker on Idaho 62 between Craigmont and Nez Perce that talks about THAT Camas Prairie. Lalia Boone, in her book Idaho Place Names, A Geographical Dictionary, says that “Camas as a place name occurs throughout Idaho,” and doesn’t even bother to count up all the prairies and creeks so named.

Camas Prairie. Forest: Sawtooth National Forest District: Fairfield Ranger District Description: The area surrounding the small town of Fairfield, Idaho offers a unique opportunity to view Camas Lilies (Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene) in abundant Americans used Camas Lily extensively for medicinal purposes and as a staple food source.

Camas Prairie Railroad Company (reporting mark CSP) was a short line railroad in northern Idaho jointly owned and operated by Northern Pacific Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The Camas Prairie Railroad was known as the "railroad on stilts" due to the many wooden trestles along its route.

Parts of the former railroad are now operated by the Great Northwest Railroad and the Bountiful Grain. The Camas Prairie Restoration Project began with the re-introduction of fire.

Traditionally, camas prairies were burned frequently at low intensity in late summer when the meadows were dry and the seeds released into the soil, eliminating competing vegetation, and encouraging the spread of camas.

One of the best overall books on rail history in the West. Congratulations to the authors. [ Reply To This Message ] Date: 08/19/20 Re: The Camas Prairie, Idaho's Panhandle Railroad book Author: skinem. I received mine a few days ago and second that it's well done.

The Beautiful Abandoned Spot In Idaho That’s Hidden In Plain Sight. It’s no secret that there is a simple, whimsical nostalgia to trains and rail travel that dates back to old steamers of the s and on up to the modern locomotive – the clickity-clack of tracks underway, the gorgeous landscape panoramas in the distance, the excitement of every whistle.

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The camas bulb has a special significance to the Indian people and the prairie’s history. For centuries, the Bannock migrated to the prairie from the southern plains each summer to harvest and hunt. The camas and yumpa plants were staples in the Indian diet.

The prairie, rich in camas, yumpa, grains and game, was a paradise. The history of the Camas Prairie Railroad begins in the late 19th century as the owners of the UP and NP, Edward Harriman and James J. Hill (the "Empire Builder"), battled each other to see who could better serve the Pacific Northwest via the most rail lines.

I found a great book that shares a lot of history and cool old pictures of the Camas Prairie Railroad by Hal Riegger published in You can get a copy of it from my link and I highly recommend it if you are interested in the history of this railroad. The Camas Prairie, Idaho’s railroad on stilts.

In the book, the author interviews several. A Brief History of Camas Prairie, by Lucy M. Nelson; A History of Camas Prairie, by John F Ryan; Lasting legacy,Camas Prairie, Idaho, by Nan Reedy and Lena Nash Rice; Settlement of Oregon and Western Idaho by Utah Pioneers, by Mary N Porter Harris; Land and Property [edit |.

Native presence on the Camas Prairie dates back o years ago. The Shoshoni, Northern Piute, and Nez Perce migrated annually to the Camas Prairie to gather camas and yampa for their winter food storage.

Explorer, Donald Mackenzie discovered the Camas Prairie by and the area slowly grew in importance as a travel route. Sarah and John Aram, who came to Camas Prairie in with their young family, were one of the first daring couples to settle the remote and barely accessible areas of Idaho.

Four decades later their son, James, resettled on nearby Joseph Plains, a rugged plateau rising to an elevation of 4, feet and guarded by the treacherous Salmon and Reviews: 2. The research materials for his book The Camas Prairie: Idaho's Railroad on Stilts (Edmonds, Washington, Pacific Fast Mail, ), were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Hal Riegger in May They were processed by Judith Nielsen in February A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY.

Selected portions of those articles, plus other pertinent information, are contained in a book, The Bannock Indian War ofby George F.

Brimlow. Causes of the war were rooted in many factors. The immediate spark was the rooting of hogs on the prairie. Several tribes in Idaho utilized the bounty of camas. The Nez Perce in northern Idaho and the Bannock-Shoshone of southwestern Idaho both have a traditional location known as the “camas prairie.” in northern Idaho, an area near Grangeville was a vital food source for the local Nez Perce tribes.

For a short book ( pages), The Undying West carried two very distinct personalities. On the one hand, it was an incredibly readable, brief history of the Flathead Reservation from earliest history to today. On the other hand, it was a personal memoir with an unashamed philosophy of the union of human and the environment.

Cottonwood, Idaho, located between Lewiston and Grangeville on the Camas Prairie, boasted publication of its first newspaper on Janu The Cottonwood Report, edited by E.T. Tannatt and co-owned by Frank J. Hogan, provided a politically neutral, family paper "that any father and mother can safely have at their fireside and know.

The Camas Prairie Railroad has been called the offspring of a unique “wedding of the rails” between the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific railroads in According to the CPR’s history, a year agreement between the UP and NP, signed in Septemberended years of fighting about railroad rights in Idaho’s heartland.

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History of Camas Camas is a staple food traditionally cultivated by Native American peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The exclusion of the Big Camas Prairie from Shoshone-Bannock treaty lands was a major cause of the Bannock War. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked.

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CAMAS PRAIRIE: IDAHO'S RAILROAD ON STILTS By Hal Riegger - Hardcover *Excellent Condition*. A sea of camas turns Southern Idaho’s Camas Prairie into a neon blue collage in May as nature and the morning sunlight combine to create a vast impressionistic painting from horizon to horizon.

A majority of this material was collected by the Morrills in the course of their research for a book on Kate and Sue McBeth, missionaries to the Nez Perce. entitled Out of the Blanket (Moscow: University Press of Idaho, ). The remainder of the material deals with the Camas Prairie, but has nothing to do with the McBeths or the Nez Perce.

summit to Little Camas Prairie, where it connected with the South Boise toll road. On MaRice sold his interest in the toll road to James A. Porter for $4, (Alturas County Deed Book D, p. ) Four days after selling his road, Rice took ill while visiting a.

Camas Prairie - Centennial Marsh WMA is a high prairie, seasonally-flooded wetland. Thousands of people visit the Camas Prairie - Centennial Marsh WMA each year to enjoy birding, camas lilies, and hunting.

The greatest number of visits occur in late May to early June to observe the Camas Lily bloom. County roads provide easy access to the WMA. Take a trip back in time to the frontier days at the Museum of Winchester History.

Look through the eyes of the frontiersmen and women who struggled to make a life on the edge of the Camas Prairie. COVID Travel Information Read more. IN IDAHO PART7 GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOLOGIC SETTING OF THE THERMAL WATERS OF THE CAMAS PRAIRIE AREA, BLAINE AND CAMAS COUNTIES, IDAHO Geothennal water flows into Ca,nas Creek at Magic Reservoir in late fall.

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES WATER INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. 30 SEPTEMBER From the Colour of Its Bloom: Camas Prairie considers a unique landscape in Southern Idaho that is home to multiple ecosystems and social histories, and is named for the c amas l ily, which blooms each spring and has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people s for centuries.

The project consists of an exhibition including five commissioned bodies of work, an outdoor sculpture. The Camas Prairie Idaho's railroad on stilts by Hal Riegger, hardcover with jacket, jacket has a small edge tear (hole), book is in very good condition, approximately "x11" - pages, thanks for Rating: % positive.

Idaho Birding Trail - Exploring Idaho's Avians. Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Nearest Town: Fairfield Site Size: 3, acres Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl Access: May dry up in late summer/early may limit vehicle access.

Camas Prairie is a plain in Idaho and has an elevation of feet. Camas Prairie is situated southwest of Fairfield. From Mapcarta, the free map. Today Camas Prairie is a part of the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area and is managed by the Idaho State Fish and Game department.

Camas lilies continue to bloom there in late May. Here’s a good description from Sunset Magazine: Sasquatch Books, [11] Ibid. Author Vince Posted on February 5, Febru Categories Local History Tags Breakheart Pass, Camas Prairie Railroad, Central Idaho, Charle's Bronson, Northern Idaho, Northern Pacific Railroad, Railroad on Stilts, Union Pacific Railroad, Wild Wild West, Wooden Trestles Leave a comment on Railroad on Stilts-Camas Valley Railroad.

The Undying West: A Chronicle of Montana’s Camas Prairie By: Carlene Cross CSKT E S2 S76 For a short book ( pages), The Undying West carried two very distinct personalities.

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