Gooding County, Idaho
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Twin Falls

Towns: Bliss, Gooding (county seat), Hagerman and Wendell.

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Site Created:
10 May 2016

Online Continuosly since 1997
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 get lucky.

Brief History of Gooding County, Idaho

Gooding 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." - The Wiki is here.

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"The Fine Print"
Gooding County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
State Coordinator: Matthew D Friend
Assistant State Coordinators:
Vikki Gray & Jane Colmenares

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