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Gooding (county seat), Hagerman and Wendell.
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10 May 2016
My name is Martha
and I am the new Coordinator for Gooding County, Idaho
I do not live in
Idaho, but will do my very best to answer questions and find
viable and interesting resources for you.
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Since Idaho is a 'new State',
the various records will be found in places not usual.
Territorial data is sparse but with creative searching, I might
Brief History of Gooding County,
County was named for Frank R. Gooding, an Idaho governor and
U.S. Senator. The Malad River was trapped in the early 1800's by
mountain men and fur trappers. The rich agricultural lands of
Hagerman Valley attracted settlers in the 1860's. Sheep and
cattle ranchers were established about the beginning of the 20th
century, and the North Side Canal opened much land to
irrigation. The springs that gush from the north wall of the
Snake River Canyon provide water of constant temperature for
fish farms, which supply about 90 percent of the processed trout
sold in the nation. The Oregon Short Line was built through the
county in 1883 with a station at Bliss. Hagerman Valley is an
attraction for writers and artists who make their home there.
Fossil beds** near Hagerman have attracted widespread scientific
interest and a proposal has been made to establish the beds as a
national monument. Agriculture and aquaculture are the county's
principal industries. -- "The Idaho Almanac," 1977 Edition,
State of Idaho." -
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