Images of America: Preston, Idaho
Known first as Worm Creek because of a stream winding through dry bluffs, Preston, Idaho, blossomed as its first residents harnessed life-giving waters from surrounding mountains. The first homesteaders, who arrived in 1866, hauled lots of water, often wondering if their efforts to tame Mother Nature would ever pay off. On his way to Bear Lake, Brigham Young, colonizer of the West and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had his driver stop near the present business district of Preston. Placing his cane to the ground, he said, "There will be a great city but here." Today, Preston is a pretty great place. This book is part of the Images of America seres, which celebrates the history neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Using archival photographs the book presents a distinctive look at the earliest moments of the people and buildings of Preston, covering up to 1950.
About Necia P. Seamons (Salt Lake City, Utah Author)
Necia Seamons moved to Preston in 1993 to become the editor of the local newspaper, the Preston Citizen, and discovers worldwide ties to the people in this little Utah/Idaho border town. "It seems that Preston has a history of sending people out in to the world who do good," she said. Living in nearby Whitney, Idaho, with her family on a little farm, Seamons inherited most of the images in this book from the descendants of another local historian, Newell Hart. She has come to treasure the past as an anchor for today, and hopes others will find something to treasure within the pages of this book.