Gem County ID GenWeb project

Gem Co. map
Reading & References
Sharon McConnel,
Gem County Coordinator

What's New


School Districts, map and locations
biography of George J. Burkhard
Langley's "Pacific Coast Business Directory 1876-78", listing Emmettsville and Falk's Store businesses
Historic Emmett Alley Signs, courtesy of Madonna Colburn. Thank you for sharing!
Historic Emmett Main Street signs, courtesy of Madonna Colburn. Thank you for sharing!


1906, January - Fire Destroys Head Residence in Lower Pearl - courtesy of David Humpherys - thanks for sharing!
new links shared by David Humpherys - thanks for sharing! -
   Boise County Sentinel at Salmon Public Library, 1912 & 1916, published at Sweet; plus other publications
    Central and Western Idaho, a Resume of the Resources of Four Counties, Ada, Alturas, Boise and Washington Counties, 1886
Sweet Cemetery footnote, Additional information on Jimmy Hoey - courtesy of David Humpherys - thanks for sharing!
Ted Carr Stage from Emmett to Ola and Cascade
E. E. Hunt, store and residence
Both courtesy of Art Beal. Thank you for sharing!


Bios from "History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains," Vol. III. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Chicago, 1920. Available at google books
Cruickshank, Alexander
Davies, John B.
Knox, Clayton Bane
Knox, Walter
Lathrop, Rev. Alonzo C.
McConnell, John R.
Riggs, Boise G.
Womack, Isaac
Ads from "Thunder Mountain News," April 22, 1905, courtesy of Steven Harshfield - Thank you, Steve, for sharing!
    Boise & Pearl Stage, T. B. Walker, Prop.
    Millers, Ola
    Plowman's, Montour
    Sults' Ola, Thunder City, Vanwyck Stage
    Taylor House, Sweet
Pearl 1902, Reconstructed Map
Pearl Documents, 1896-1902
Newspaper Articles to history -
1902 - July 4th Celebration
1902, July - Baseball, Other News
1903, Jan. - Emke Pearl Mines Sold for $25,000
1903, Jan. - Farmers Co-Op Irrigation Co. Plans

New Obituary Index
Sixteen Postmasters, Twelve Locations (1938 article)


Family Group Sheets courtesy of Darlene Christison Mingus, Thanks for sharing! -
John Jackson (Frances Catherine Kesgard) Christison
Thomas J. (Margaret Griffiths Williams) Davies
George (Julia McAuliffe/McCullough) Gardner
James Andrew Kesgard (Kjaersgaard)
Christen Andersen Kjaersgaard, Kjersgaard
Elcanal L. (Sarah Ann Shroll) Knouse
Clayton Bane (Minnie Alice Knouse) Knox
Douglas Clayton (Margaret Griffiths Williams) Knox
Conrad Cornelius (Lavina Dollarhide) Mingus
Fletcher Earl (Minnie May Knox) Mingus

Index of Early Settlers Profiled in "The Village That Grew" by Ruth B. Lyons, 1979

Martial Law Declared, 1931
   Great Pearl Mining Camp, 1903 (includes names of many mine owners
   direct links to some of articles at GenWeb Archives

Veterans buried at Bramwell Cemetery


Descendants of Charles William Thompson, includes time spent in Boise County. Thanks, Wes, for sharing!
Elisha Crawford and Christina Tuttle Crawford Family Story, includes time spent in Valley County. Thanks, Reba, for sharing!
Seven photos from the Thompson Family Photo Collection - Photo Index - The Charles Thompson family homesteaded on Squaw Creek, south of Ola. Thanks, Wes, for sharing!
new Photo Album catagory for Business Memorbilia --
  Gem Creamery Company, circa 1950
  Triangle Service Station, 1938


October 25, 2010, this "What's New" page
October 25, 2010, a new, stand-alone History of Post offices page
December 4, 2010, expanded link page and site re-design with different photo banners -- Squaw Butte for "the valley", Squaw Creek valley for Sweet and Ola, Payette River for Montour and looking east into Pearl for Pearl. Take a look around and enjoy!

If you have anything you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me, Sharon McConnel, Gem County Coordinator. This site is a collaborative effort of all us who have roots in Gem County.

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