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The Idaho Genealogical Society has published a collection of recipes in a cookbook titled"150 Years of Idaho Cooking", in honor of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. The book includes a number of recipes from Idaho's historical past, including interesting notes and anecdotes about the recipe or its contributor. Visit the IGS Publications page to order, or Click Here!

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Gem County
Established: 3/15/1915

Parent County: Boise, Canyon

Co. Seat: Cities
Emmett: Letha, Ola, Sweet
http://www.co.gem.id.us/

Established March 15, 1915 with its county seat at Emmett. Named for the state nickname, "Gem State." Fur
trappers were in the area as early as 1818 and Alexander Ross explored Squaw Creek in 1824. Prospectors and
miners moved through the county in 1862 in route to the gold rush in the Boise Basin, and by the next year
irrigation began along the Payette River.

County Clerk: County Courthouse, Emmett, ID 83617-3096 Phone: (208) 365-4561 Fax: (208) 365-6172

IGS Publication: Spring 2001

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