WALKING TOURS

A Macabre History of Boise: REANIMATED!

 

 

 

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 tales in the long chronicle of events from Boise’s past  often subtracted from the historical narrative.

 

A Macabre History of Boise is a tour focused 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.

  

FACE MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED

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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A Macabre History of Nampa: A Walking Tour

Nampa's founders wanted their 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 default prohibition would not last long though; the town would end up with three saloons before it even had a church. 

​This tour examines the dark side of New Jerusalem, the gunslingers, and ghosts. 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.

Duration: Approximately 1 mile

Length: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Meet at the fountain at Nampa's Library Square

Private and Customized Tours:

If you'd just rather not join the crowd, Idahistory will provide private tours of our Macabre History of Boise and Nampa Walking Tours. We will also offer other private tours as we add new events to our offerings. Prices are negotiable and contingent of number of participants.  

We will also create a customized tour based on your interests.  If it's in Idaho, you want to know the history of it, and then go see it...we'll get it done and then some! Prices are dependent on the hours of research and writing involved in creating your custom tour as well as on the number of attendees.  

For further information or to schedule a private or customized tour, please email us at info@idahistory.com