Cavalcade 2016: WHAT'S IN A NAME
NAMPA — Before Nampa was the largest city in Canyon County, filled with people and trees, it was a bare, desert area where the Oregon Short Line was building track. Read more
NAMPA — Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge encompasses about 11,000 acres in Canyon County, including the 9,000-acre Lake Lowell, and provides breeding and migratory habitat for birds and mammals. Read more
The Guffey railroad bridge that crosses the Snake River was named after an investor from Pittsburgh named J.M. Guffey. Read more
MARSING — The famous natural hot springs found outside Marsing were developed by a family of Oregon Trail pioneers, establishing what is now known as Givens Hot Springs in 1881. Read more
From Jewett Auditorium's famous three manual pipe organ to multi-million dollar grants, the Jewett family has been a keystone supporter of the College of Idaho's art programs for years. Read more
NAMPA — Hugh Nichols, the only Nampa police officer ever killed in the line of duty, is remembered on a daily basis at the department's headquarters. Read more
MELBA — Idaho's only archeological park, which sits along the Snake River outside Melba, earned the name Celebration Park after the lack of celebration that occurred when the Historic Guffey Railroad Bridge was completed in 1897. Read more
To anyone who has driven along Highway 55 around Sunnyslope on into Marsing, the way Lizard Butte got its name is obvious: The ancient volcanic vent looks like a resting lizard, complete with a reared head and extended tail. Read more
The Owyhee mountain range, located in the southwest corner of Idaho and parts of eastern Oregon, was named after a group of trappers from the Hawaiian islands who disappeared while on an exploratory trapping expedition. Read more
Cavalcade 2011 'Idaho Classics'
Published and inserted with the Idaho Press-Tribune on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Cavalcade is an annual magazine produced by the Idaho Press-Tribune. This years edition features some Idahoans who are true classics: Velma Morrison, who has brought a world of arts to the Treasure Valley; The Zamzow brothers who carry on their family's legacy of a successful, locally owned business; former Green Bay Packers star and Idaho Vandal, Jerry Kramer; Former U.S. Interior Secretary and Gov. Cecil Andrus; and of course, Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State University Broncos Football.