Ben Kemper

Early Boise Stories

* Mr. Riggs Makes the Headlines:  The opening of the new train depot, how Henry Chiles Riggs brought the newspaper printing press to Boise , and founding of the Idaho Statesman.

* Little Ada Saves the Day:  Ada Riggs and early Fourth of July celebrations in Boise.

* The Secret of Francois Payette:  Early French fur trapper in the Idaho wilderness.

* Conflict in Peace Valley:  The multi-brand Native American encampment along the Boise River.