WALKING TOURS

A Macabre History of Boise: REANIMATED!

What is a town? 

It’s many things, but more than anything, it’s a reflection of our needs and wants…necessities and desires.  

If we want to learn about the character of Boise City during any given time dating back to 1863, then we must focus on the people…not solely on the upper-class founders of the city or the politicians…

…No, one must focus on the everyday sorts…including the misunderstood, misrepresented, and the vile! 

In the past, Boise has been painted as a cozy and orderly town where ambitious pioneers prospered despite the isolation of their settlement.   

This, in some ways, is true.

Yet there are gritty, sordid, and tragic elements to Boise’s past, often subtracted from the historical narrative. 

Today, I will lead you on a tour focusing on the darker side of Boise’s formative years…

I will present to you, fans of history, the habitually left out, the cast aside, and the macabre aspects of Boise’s formative years.  

Take note! What is true of Boise’s past is equally true of America’s.

  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS ADULT THEMED and PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED 

LENGTH: APPROXIMATLEY 2 HOURS, OVER 2 MILES OF WALKING. 

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Coming Soon: A Macabre History of Nampa

Nampa's founders wanted the town to be a haven of piety, refusing to sell plots to anyone who was planning on building a saloon or gambling hall, earning Nampa the nickname "New Jerusalem". The town would end up with three saloons before it even had a church. 

This tour examines the dark side of New Jursalem. The side that no one wants to talk about; murders, deadly fires, and prostitution. You will learn a little about how the town developed, and a lot about the terrible things that were happening as the city was growing into the Nampa we know today.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS ADULT THEMED and PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED