Historic Photos

A harvest of beans near Buhl, from around 1920. (Buhl Herald) Blue Lakes Boulevard after the turn of the century. (Twin Falls Public Library)
Shoshone Falls around 1908, prior to the installation of the dam.  (On the Snake River - the Niagara of the West) (Twin Falls Public Library) Proud fisherman display their catch: a 400-pound Sturgeon taken from the Snake River around 1920.
Sturgeons in excess of 1,500 pounds were known to have been caught in the Snake River.
Main Street in Hagerman around 1910. Jarbidge miners showing off their prized mule. (Buhl Herald)
J.C. Hamilton (left), The original cashier of the Farmers National Bank, in his early banking days. Original Magic Valley investors prepare to open the Main Line Canal head gates after the 1905 completion of Milner Dam. In attendance were area forefathers: Murtaugh, Buhl, Kimberly, Filer, Bickel, Milner. The Magic Valley was named for the effect this controlled water supply had, converting desert to cropland.
First airplane flight into Twin Falls. Early potato harvesting in the Magic Valley required four-horses per digger.
The original Perrine bridge, seen near completion around 1927, proved to be a major factor in the Development of the Magic Valley by uniting the North and South sides of the scenic Snake River canyon. Before planting, sagebrush had to be grubbed (removed) from the land, as in this picture, taken around 1908 west of Twin Falls
View of the Thousand Springs area in Lincoln County near Hagerman, in 1908. Buhl Train depot around 1910.
The first passenger train in the Magic Valley arrived in Hollister in October 1909.