Wednesday, January 7, 2009

IDAHO LANDSCAPES

© Idaho Landscapes

Idaho Landscapes is the newest endeavor of the greatest historical minds in the state. Jointly edited by Keith Peterson, Idaho state historian; Laura Woodworth-Ney, chair of the Idaho State University History department; and, Todd Shallat, director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics at Boise State University, this new publication Idaho Landscapes: History, Science, and Art, formerly Idaho Yesterdays, is edited, produced and published right here in Idaho all about Idaho. Idaho Yesterdays will not cease to exist, it will in fact return to its former status as the leading academic journal in the state, publishing solid historical research and scholarship about Idaho and the northwest under the editorial direction of Kevin Marsh at Idaho State University and the support of the Idaho State Historical Society.

As I have mentioned here before, my love for Idaho history began in the fourth grade when I was sent a copy of the state history journal by my congressman. My love for Idaho history and Idaho Yesterdays has only grown over the years. When I was first told about a potential transition from Idaho Yesterdays to Idaho Landscapes, I was ecstatic. It has been a wonderful learning experience and a great honor to be involved with this creative endeavor. Each of the articles in the new Idaho Landscapes came to the editorial hub at ISU while I've served as intern and editorial assistant.

In print now, check out the new Idaho Landscapes, available through the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise today and soon from the Center for Idaho History and Politics.

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