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
A New Look at Old Middleton – Canyon School
As you drive west on Highway 44 out of Middleton, you have probably noticed a small green building at the corner of Canyon Lane, about two miles west of town. You may have thought, “That looks like an old school building,” and you would be right. In the days when students walked or rode horses … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Canyon School
A New Look at Old Middleton – Barns
It's about time that we do another New Look at Old Middleton, wouldn't you say? Barns were once the centerpiece of farming operations, and one of the first structures to be completed on a new farm. They served as livestock shelter, feed and equipment storage, and a place to service and repair farm machinery. Today … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Barns
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A New Look at Old Middleton – Flour Power
A new look at old Middleton!One hundred years before “flower power” became a rallying call for America’s youth, Middleton had its own brand of “flour power”. In 1871, two Middleton entrepreneurs built a flour mill to grind wheat into flour and transport it to market by wagon. These men, James Stephenson and J. C. Isaacs, … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Flour Power
Abraham Lincoln’s Ties to Idaho
Happy birthday, Honest Abe! Abraham Lincoln's birthday is today, and all of Idaho should celebrate him on this day. Why? Because good old Abe is pretty important to Idaho's history! Let's rewind time a little bit, all the way back to 1863. On March 4th, Lincoln signed the act that created the Idaho Territory. With … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln’s Ties to Idaho
A New Look at Old Middleton! Preserving Local History
The picture provided is of the Chaney house, on the east side of N. Dewey, around 1910. Thriving towns are made up of newcomers and long-time residents; one searching for a place to grow roots, the other sustaining the roots planted by their forebears. In the last year, Middleton has said hello to many new … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton! Preserving Local History
Historical Markers in Idaho
Storytime!😄When I was a young girl, I was around my grandparents all the time. I even lived with them for a while. All through my childhood, my grandfather would often stop at random places and tell us a story, and usually, this story had a historical fact with it. We also stopped to read the … Continue reading Historical Markers in Idaho
Happy Anniversary To Our Dear President Claudia Moberly!
Please help me extend our happiest wishes to our President Claudia Moberly and her husband Dennis. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. On November 24, 1971, they were married at the Middleton United Methodist Church, and have spent most of their married life in the town where they grew up. A small gathering of … Continue reading Happy Anniversary To Our Dear President Claudia Moberly!
A New Look At Old Middleton!
Mass transit in Middleton? Yes, in 1907! An electric trolley, the “Interurban”, ran from Boise to Caldwell through Middleton and Star along what is now Highway 44. In 1909 tracks were laid from Boise along Ustick Road to Nampa. Finally, in 1911 a line was completed between Caldwell and Nampa completing a loop, popular for … Continue reading A New Look At Old Middleton!