My Home Town

Eve Sherrill York By Eve Sherrill York, 8th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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About my home town and its statistics, things I enjoy about it and interesting points about it and the area.

Boise Idaho Written in 2014.

I live in the capitol city of Boise, Idaho. There are now about 220,000 people living here now. I love this city. I have lived in the north end(and area north of State Street) most of my life, that being 63 years now. I can look out my bedroom window and across the transportation departments grounds over to the street where I was brought up. Rose street it used to be called but is now called Whitewater Park Boulevard.

I am not real happy with Time Magazine for listing Boise as #1 of eight cities with the header of "Solutions for America". We have a bad attitude about Californians and such moving here and shoving their way of life on us. Ugh! and bah humbug.

Boise has its high points. Take for instance it is actually the third most populated area in the Pacific Northwest. It is a nicely populated area with alot of parks and lots of trees in the area where I live. I often muse that it should have been called "city of apartment complexes" instead of "city of trees".

The origin of the name is the subject of some speculation. I think it was named "La rivere boisee" which means "the wooded river' by a French Canadian fur trappers and at some point it stuck. An other speculation is that it should be credited to Captain B.L.E. Bonneville of the U.S.Army and one of his French speaking guides who named it when they were viewing the Boise River Valley and the guide was overwhelmed by the sigh and exclaimed "Les bois! Les Bois!" Personally I will go with the fur trappers.

If you drive up to Arrowrock Dam just outside the southeastern edge Boise you can see where part of Oregon Trail went through. Deer come down close to outskirts of the city here in the foothills when the weather gets cold. People take hay up to them and feed them all winter long.

Boise if home to the World Center for Birds of Prey. This is a facility where they help the endangered birds. You can go there in the spring and watch endangered baby bird hatch. They have such things as archives of falconry and a large research library. You can see close up such birds as eagles, peregrine falcons, California Condores and many more.

And a river runs throuugh it. The Boise River that is. You can walk along the river on the green belt and it runs through several of our parks. One hundred and two miles long and is actually a tributary of the Great Salt Lake.


Home Town, Idaho

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author avatar Kingwell
13th Apr 2015 (#)

It's good when someone loves the town or city where they live. I'm very happy for you. Blessings.

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
16th Apr 2015 (#)

THank you

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