This photo appeared on page one of the Statesman on April 23, 1970 of members of Beta Sigma Phi fraternity at Boise State College removing old car bodies from the Boise foothills above Eighth Street.
This photo appeared on page one of the Statesman on April 23, 1970 of members of Beta Sigma Phi fraternity at Boise State College removing old car bodies from the Boise foothills above Eighth Street. Idaho Statesman file
This photo appeared on page one of the Statesman on April 23, 1970 of members of Beta Sigma Phi fraternity at Boise State College removing old car bodies from the Boise foothills above Eighth Street. Idaho Statesman file
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."