This blog contains history, photos, etc. related to Idaho from the late 1800's/early 1900's. My mother, Brenda Steunenberg Richards, was born in ID. Much of it pertains to the assassination of my great grandfather, Gov. Frank Steunenberg, the trial of Bill Haywood & grew out of the 100 year commemorations of those events. Along the way I toss in a bit of the Wild West, old guns, radios, military, etc. Your comments are welcomed. If using my images, please just ASK. Thank you.
Monday, July 2, 2012
As you may know, I always have a fascination with the Idaho pen. Here is a different view on an old real photo postcard (RPPC) that I have not seen before.
Pinpointing where Harry Orchard's cabin outside of the pen walls was
located seems to garner several different viewpoints. I do have a copy
(obtained from the ISHS)
of an old schematic diagram of the pen and grounds that purports to
show the location. I will have to dig that out and see how it compares
to an enlargement of this photo. I believe the small cabin was located on the nearest side of the pen shown above. Any ideas let me know.
And another recently acquired and more common RPPC view of the pen taken from I believe up toward Table Rock. Correction 7/2/12: Amber Beierle, Education Specialist at the pen, tells me this view is more north from Castle Rock. Thanks Amber. Visit the Old Idaho Pen