Essential Idaho by rvwalker

Essential Idaho

The Idaho State Historical Museum has an exhibit called "Essential Idaho - 150 Things That Make The Gem State Unique" to celebrate the creation of Idaho Territory 150 years ago. My sister-in-law, Jo Ann, was a contributor to this display about the Mormon Tabernacle in Paris, Idaho. So, today we drove to Boise to see the display, and visit relatives.

Jo Ann is amazing. She is hearing impaired, and has written three historical books while gathering much of the information by reading lips during personal interviews.

I am on the road for a couple more days, so won't have much time for commenting. Sorry.
Have a fun trip. Would love to find out more about her book!
August 30th, 2013  
They are all short, self-published books mainly interesting to residents of the Bear Lake Valley, Kay. To help her out, I put this link on my web site. http://www.hisandhersphoto.com/hhjoann.htm
August 30th, 2013  
Thanks Ross! I will let my sister in law know! She lived in Paris when she was a kid!
August 30th, 2013  
Have a great trip Ross.
August 30th, 2013  
Great portrait of her! She sound like an awesome lady!
August 30th, 2013  
Wonderful portrait of Jo Ann! I will definitely make a visit to the historical museum to see her contribution. It sounds like a very interesting exhibit!
August 30th, 2013  
You sister in law sounds like a wonderful and incredible lady. Her exhibit looks very interesting. Nice portrait of her!!
August 31st, 2013  
Clever lady that looks very sweet. You must be proud
August 31st, 2013  
@libertylady @sassik @pflaume @aglennc @gigiz Thanks, everyone. I will be sure to show her your very positive comments.
September 1st, 2013  
What a nice display and a great portrait. I would love to see it!
September 1st, 2013  
@darylo There is a lot of interesting history here in Idaho, Daryl, and Jo Ann has done a great job documenting a lot of it.
September 1st, 2013  
Fabulous shot, and so well done to your sister in law!!! :) She is to be congratulated at not allowing her infirmity to stand in her way!!!
September 1st, 2013  
@monkeykid Thanks, Therese. Nothing slows her down much.
September 1st, 2013  
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