by Ralph Thurston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781665572231
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781665572224

About the Book

In Tilden, Mormon polygamists, native Shoshoni and the last of the rangeland herdsmen join immigrants from Japan, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and Germany, all unconsciously trailing in the wake of the Bonneville Flood through nineteenth and twentieth century Idaho. Told through the lives of a speech-impaired WWI veteran and a local farmer a generation younger, Tilden captures how the Carey Act and world affairs catalyzed and transformed southeast Idaho.

About the Author

Ralph Thurston lives in Blackfoot, Idaho with his wife, watercolorist Jeriann Sabin, twenty miles from the Tilden area where he was raised in the early 1960s. His other books, mostly nonfiction, include two how-to books on cut flower growing, a trade the couple plied for over two decades, only recently retiring.