First, Let me apologize that I haven't posted in awhile.  I wanted to get information about the Idaho Historical markers at least once a week, but let me tell you how interesting life has been in the last few weeks.


My wife had to go into the hospital for emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder a few weeks ago.  She had several stones blocking the bile duct so nothing could get through.  the creme dal la creme is that the gallbladder is about the size of a man's fist, but she had a stone inside the gallbladder the size of a golf ball.  Go to your golf bag and take out a ball and tighten your hand around it so you get the full picture…….  It took three-and-a-half hours for a one-hour operation.  She is doing fine now, but it was rough the first few days she was home.  Big thing now is medical bills because being self-employed we don't have medical insurance.


The other news is that yours truly is auditioning for America's Got Talent as a vocalist or vocalist/guitarist.  Now, before you all fall out of your chairs let me say I do have a good amount of experience in the field.  I know you only hear me talk treasure, but I have other interests besides treasure hunting.  I will be leaving for Denver, Colorado on October 7, and will return approximately October 12 or 13.  I then go immediately into doiing sprinkler blowouts which will tie me up until almost Thanksgiving.  I will try, however, to keep the posts coming during that time.  If you would like to hear some of my vocal samples you can go to and click on "vocal samples."  If anyone would like to donate to help finance the trip to Denver, please use the "donate" button on the right side of this blog.

Now on to my regular post.  I couldn't find very much information about this particular historical marker, but my goal is to write about every historical marker in the state of Idaho.


Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 27.6, at Lenore Rest Area


Indians have lived next to this good fishing hole for 10,000 years.


As long as 3,000 years ago, they had large oval houses, 28 feet long by 24 feet wide.  To build these houses, they put a bark and mat covering over a frame of 50 or so house posts.  Four or more families lived in a house this size.  From their village here by the river, they went out to hunt deer or to dig camas.  They had to travel widely in their constant search for food.