Idaho, Pacific States Newspapers Directory, 1894

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Population 84,385. Idaho is bounded north by British Columbia, east by Montana and Wyoming, south by Utah, and west by Oregon and Washington; its length from north to south is about 410 miles, width varying from 44 to 306 miles; land area, 86,294 square miles. It is generally better adapted for grazing than for agriculture, and stock-raising is being diligently prosecuted. Barley, wheat, oats, potatoes, dairy products and wool are the staples. Fruits of excellent quality are grown in considerable abundance. Irrigation has been employed to some extent, and there is abundant water in the streams and lakes, if properly applied, to reclaim the 8,000,000 acres which are susceptible of irrigation. The forest-covered area is very large, embracing about 10,000,000 acres, the timber being "lodge-pole" pine of small diameter, but growing very thickly. Other trees are fir, spruce, cedar, etc., some of these being very large. Gold, silver and lead are plentiful in all parts of the State, and are largely produced, the product in 1889 reaching $17,344,600 — double that of 1888.

Since the issuance of our preceding edition there has been the usual number of newspaper changes in this and other States mentioned in this work. The several industries throughout the State have largely increased, and in every branch and direction show unusual prosperity.

We give a brief description in the following pages of the several counties, with a tabulated list of the newspapers published in each.

By County

 

Pacific States Newspaper Index

 

Source: Pacific States Newspaper Directory, Sixth Edition, Palmer & Rey Type Foundry, San Francisco, 1894

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