Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

ISU students capture story of Garrett Freightlines

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com POCATELLO — At its peak, Garrett Freightlines employed about 1,000 people in Pocatello, and its trucking delivery system spanned from California to Minnesota — the fifth largest freight line in the nation. It was a trucking empire that had been started in the shadow of Pocatello’s growing railroad presence back
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USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

Aug 31st, 2015 | By

By Kieth Ridler Associated Press BOISE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. “For historical reasons and current agriculture reasons, this is an important milestone,” said Haven
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National Doughnut Day

Jun 5th, 2015 | By

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal  Across America today (Friday), people are celebrating the spongey, sugary goodness of doughnuts. While you would assume that National Doughnut Day was dreamed up by a marketer with a sweet tooth for profits, its origins are actually as sweet and innocent as the goodie itself. In early June 1938,
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Silver Horseshoe Bar sign returns to rightful place

May 5th, 2015 | By

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal AMERICAN FALLS — During a special dedication Wednesday, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, Wendy Olson, said a project to renovate and return a piece of American Falls history to its rightful place is a “shining example of how things should work.” Olson is originally from Pocatello. In
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RadioShack and its legacy

Feb 9th, 2015 | By
Cravens, Dan

By Dan Cravens For the Journal  Reports that retail electronics giant RadioShack will file for bankruptcy has its 27,000 employees worldwide concerned about their futures. Reports indicate the company will sell 2,000 stores but close the other 4,000. Locally, not all RadioShack stores will close.  Vern Murray, owner of one of 800 privately owned RadioShack
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Three lessons from history

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

By Jeff Hough Typically, I am not a nostalgic person. I love learning new things and the perpetual search for finding a better way. Because of this drive, I often find myself at odds with history and tradition. I glanced at a news story recently about a local historical landmark being restored and re-lit. I
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McCammon building now named after historic hotel has … A HISTORY OF ITS OWN Harkness Hotel opens door to the past

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
MICHAEL O’DONNELL/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
   Arianne and Aaron Hunsaker are hustling to complete the upscale rooms in the portion of the old McCammon mercantile building they have converted into the Harkness Hotel. A grand opening will be held on June 28.

BY MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL modonnell@journalnet.com   McCAMMON — When Aaron Hunsaker was a youngster he’d ride his bike into town to buy penny candy at the large general store on Center Street. Now he owns it and is turning it into a luxury hotel.   Hunsaker gave up a lucrative remodeling business in Washington, D.C., purchased
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The history of accounting

Feb 20th, 2014 | By
dan cravens

By Dan Cravens Tax time puts the nation’s accountants front and center. But accounting is much more diversified. For thousands of years it has been an important tool supporting commerce. Accounting dates back to Mesopotamia 7,000 years ago. Ancient ledgers in the form of tablets show expenditures and goods received and sold. In all likelihood,
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Downtown becoming ‘fashionable’ destination

Jan 30th, 2014 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Shoppers flock to Old Town Pocatello during the monthly First Friday Art Walks.

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com Pocatello’s downtown has been a hub for commerce, gathering and living for more than a century. The changing of time has impacted the downtown area of Pocatello in a variety of ways and various groups have an interest in seeing the historic district infused with new life and succeed. Lance Buttars,
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It’s not history yet Community rallies to save Soda drive-in theater

Aug 27th, 2013 | By

BY KENDRA EVENSEN KEVENSEN@JOURNALNET.COM SODA SPRINGS — Thousands of drive-in theaters once lined the country during their heyday in the 1950s. But today there are fewer than 400 left, and many of those may close this year due to the fact that the movie industry is going digital. The upgrade is expensive for drive-ins —
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