Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As the History channel website is noting today, this day in history happens to be the day that Governor Frank Steunenberg (D-Idaho) was assassinated in 1905. The Steunenberg assassination and the "trial of the century" that followed represent a dark and chaotic time in Idaho political history. An indispensable source for Idaho historians and all those interested in this event is a blog called Idaho Meanderings: Steunenberg, Trial of the Century, Labor, Legal, Political History. Even that title doesn't do justice to the work of its writer justice. If you haven't taken a look at Idaho Meanderings before today, what are you waiting for? You don't have to be an historian to appreciate the work done for the wonderful site and all Idahoans would benefit from knowing a bit about our history.
by Tara A. Rowe at 8:45 AM