Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Guest - John T.Richards (website) on Saturday, 08 April 2023 18:49

To say the least, I am elated to find this information on the early Oscar, the photo of the foundry and Guido Nelli that also relates to the casting of my great-grandfathers statue. 

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO THE BOWERS MUSEUM (and then scroll up to the top once you reach the site)


Wednesday, December 14, 2022


We seem to have fallen further down the slippery slope. 

What do you think?...or are we thinking at all? 

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Commandant

 Great-Granduncle First Lieutenant George E. Steunenberg, 13th U.S. Calvary

From Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho, Volume IV, 1908.
Click below for more on George and Georgia Steunenberg

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

My mother, Brenda Ruth Steunenberg, born 8/26/1918 in Caldwell Idaho

 Idaho Daily Statesman Tuesday, August 27, 1918

She is rather young but Gramps has her on the tractor! Love ya Mom!

Maybe a year old or a few month more. Circa 1919-1920. No location indicated but likely Sunnyslope or Caldwell ID.

 Looks to be Caldwell circa 1919 or early 1920 again. My mother Brenda the littlest one on the far left. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

I could go for a STEUNENBERGER right about now!


My mother (Brenda Steunenberg Richards) at the Olde Towne Eatery at 712 Main Street (Steunenberg Block) in Caldwell, Idaho. Undated photo 1960's (?). Maybe more like the 1970's. Not sure if I was there on that occasion or not. Below is a screenshot of the vacant location as of the last Google photo 2019.

We can see the same green and white tile and vents below the window as in the photo of my mother Brenda. I had been wondering if any of the signs and related items still existed. Glad to see some have found there way to the museum.

Just recently I discovered the following photographs on the Facebook page for the Historical Museum in Caldwell. 


 Courtesy of Our Memories Indian Creek Museum. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and/or in-person if in Caldwell.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gov. Steunenberg in Town with son Julian

The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Wed, Aug 8, 1900


Saturday, November 14, 2020


Click on the link below for the Facebook page of the Frazier Farmstead Museum.

Brenda Steunenberg and The Cross at the Frazier Farmstead.

 See previous post for more of the story:

Mom at the Frazier Farmstead Museum

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Photo from "Caldwell on the Streets" Facebook group


                                                    Caldwell Car show 9-2020 by Dee Nials

Sunday, August 9, 2020

SLOW DOWN GRANDPA JULIAN! The Caldwell Tribune, Saturday, July 17, 1909

 The very first....

On the same date in the Caldwell Tribune:  

Perhaps Grandma Francis (Beardsley Wood) Steunenberg was waiting for Julian to arrive with the next load of their belongings at the home on Dearborn Street. 


Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Los Angeles Times, Friday, April 13, 1923

Eveline "Belle" Steunenberg

The "large amount of the widow's original property was given to charity" would be interpreted by me as meaning the Adventist Church.

"Idaho coal fields" should be silver, zinc and lead mining. Gold initially but had pretty well played out.

Each year the Idaho legislature would introduce a new bill to continue the annuity for another year. Monitoring and distribution of funds was handled by LA County. I assume this continued until great grandma Belle's passing on January 7, 1951. I had not quite arrived yet.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Caldwell Tribune, Saturday, October 20th, 1906

I wonder if that was Frank Steunenberg's engraved 1895 Savage rifle? We know his brother Will had it after Frank's assassination and later mentioned the rifle in a hand written last Will and Testament.  

"see that the guns get good keepers. And if any of Frank’s Boys ever show any tendency to guns & will take care of same; give them the gun that belonged to Frank the 30-303 savage."

I don't know where any of the guns belonging to my great grandfather or his brothers ended up. Unfortunately none of them are in my gun safe.

Related Blog Entries.

Governor Frank Steunenberg's Model 1895 .303 Savage Rifle

"To Hell With The Man Who Breaks My Will"



Sunday, May 24, 2020

20 Believed Dead In Crash Of B-17s Near Panama