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Idaho History

Boise was ‘progressive and wide awake’ way back in 1910

In the first decade of the 20th century, the population of Boise nearly tripled, from 5,957 to 17,358. A business directory of the city published in Denver in 1910 listed several of them owned and operated by women. These included four who ran rooming houses, one who managed a hotel, two who were dressmakers, one a corset maker and four milliners. Three worked in beauty parlors, one owned and operated a needlecraft shop and one a confectionary. Two were listed as stenographers, and Ednah L. Ingram was secretary of the Anti-Saloon League of Idaho.

Videos

Mountain Home firefighters battle Pat's Desert Inn Cafe blaze

Firefighters captured this footage of the blaze that engulfed the Mountain Home restaurant early Friday morning, Dec. 2. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
Provided by Mountain Home Fire Department
Mountain Home firefighters battle Pat's Desert Inn Cafe blaze 1:13

Mountain Home firefighters battle Pat's Desert Inn Cafe blaze

Man pops out of car trunk with toy gun, surprises Idaho officer 0:18

Man pops out of car trunk with toy gun, surprises Idaho officer

Murky future of health care in Idaho, nation 2:24

Murky future of health care in Idaho, nation

Weiser officer on teens: 'I would’ve put a bullet in ... each one of their heads' 1:20

Weiser officer on teens: 'I would’ve put a bullet in ... each one of their heads'