The city of Boise printed 1,000 copies of “Central Bench History,” the new local history book by Boise State archivist Jim Duran.
The book and the topic — it’s about one of Boise’s iconic neighborhoods — are so popular that readers and history fans quickly snatched them up.
The good news is that the city has reprinted the books. Again, they’re available for free at Boise City Hall. They can also be checked out at the Boise Public Library Hillcrest or Cole and Ustick branches.
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“Central Bench History” is Duran’s first book. It details life and history in the Boise neighborhood bordered by Overland Road, Curtis Road, Alpine Street along the railroad tracks and Roosevelt Street.
Read a feature about Duran and the project at IdahoStatesman.com.