Clark Heglar

“Them Were the Days,” by the Oldest Man in Idaho

This Chautauqua presentation is an informal, non-political blend of geology and geographical descriptions, with reflections on the history of the Indians, mountain men, miners, loggers, ranchers, sheepmen, farmers, settlers, politicians, and courageous women that made Idaho and the American West. As Heglar assumes the role of the Oldest Man in Idaho, he mixes personal stories, local and regional color, and regales his listeners with anecdotal tales, stories, and commentaries of the “oldster’s” times. As he shares the sometimes funny and little known quirks of Idaho history, he tells the audience, “only in Idaho…you can’t make that up.”