A New Look at Old Middleton – Middleton Library

Towns grow and change; buildings are transitioned to new purposes; residents come and go; and City leaders with foresight and persistence pave the way for these changes. When Middleton began, it was agricultural, with fields, orchards, cattle, and related businesses that developed to process and market these farm products. This is the story of two … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Middleton Library

Foote Family History in Middleton, Idaho

This month, we are remembering another Middleton woman, Becky Foote O’Meara, who unfortunately lived a much shorter life, due to cancer, but who also had a significant impact on preserving Middleton’s history. Becky not only helped to preserve Middleton’s history, but her family IS also Middleton’s history. Her great-grandfather was the first Mayor of a … Continue reading Foote Family History in Middleton, Idaho

Jennie M. Cornell’s Contributions to Middleton

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. She was Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in turbulent times. Her influence was felt around the world, and flags were flown at half-staff even in Middleton. This event leads us to remember another woman, whose impact is still … Continue reading Jennie M. Cornell’s Contributions to Middleton

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Traditionally falling on the second Monday of the month of October, we celebrate this day to honor Native American peoples and commemorate their histories and cultures. In Idaho, there are five federally recognized tribes: the Shoshone-Bannock, the Shoshone-Paiute, the Coeur d'Alene, the Kootenai, and the Nez Perce tribes. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes … Continue reading Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

NEW LOOK AT OLD MIDDLETON – Old Canyon County Schools

As this valley was settled, pioneer families worked together to create schools for their children. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the area around Middleton was dotted with small, individual school districts. Last month we talked about Canyon School on Highway 44. This month, we are remembering another small district nearby. Two miles south … Continue reading NEW LOOK AT OLD MIDDLETON – Old Canyon County Schools