Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Idaho City: Like a Phoenix



Rising from the ashes isn’t very easy. Just a year ago, a portion of Idaho City businesses burned to the ground as the historic boardwalk went up in flames (you can see a video here). Phoenix Day is a celebration of the enthusiasm and determination of the townsfolk to rise from the ashes and recover from the June 2015 Boardwalk Fire.    

Rhonda Jameson designed the poster.

The poster, designed by Rhonda, gives the highlights of the event. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the statement of recovery is scheduled for June 11, 2016. 




Take State Hwy 21 up from Boise to reach Idaho City. Turn on Main Street. You’ll see Donna’s Place, which has rebuilt twice from fires during the 16 years of this century. The café and grocery store avoided the most recent catastrophe. I particularly enjoy getting a cone filled with any of the varieties of ice cream available.






Catty-corner you’ll find Miss Carolyn’s Unique Quilts and Crafts at 229 Main Street. Enjoy browsing through the many items while you enjoy the shade offered by the tall tree out front. Thanks to the quick action of volunteer fire fighters and locals, the trees and buildings were saved from the angry blaze.


Directly next door is a wonderful collection of many intriguing items. The flowers and greenery are lovely.


Come support the local businesses and get in on the fun activities, such as games and an auction. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and live music. 


There’ll be fire awareness information. Learn more about fire safety and the history of fires in this lovely area. 
IOOF, taken by Brian Teutsch

Main Street, Idaho City 2007

















If you’ve already been to Idaho City, come on back to visit again. If it’s still on your bucket list, the weather is great and it’s a wonderful time to experience the West at its Best.

 

19 comments:

  1. Until today, Idaho City had never been on my bucket list. Now it is though. I love the look of the town. It's got such a great home town feel to it.

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  2. Very well written! This sounds like a fun event. I know a lot of planning has gone into it.

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  3. So sad to lose businesses to a fire like that. This sounds like a great way to celebrate rebuilding. What a cute town.

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  4. Oh wow, what history there. Looks like a good event to attend!

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  5. Wow this certainly looks like an experience to have. Idaho City sounds like a great place to visit.

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  6. What an awesome way to celebrate the recovery from that disaster. It sounds like this will be fun!

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  7. I have yet to visit Idaho, but would welcome the change of scenery. I always love seeing a community come together too.

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  8. Ug. We've had fires in our area too and it's heartbreaking. This seems like a cute little town!

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  9. It is sad to hear about fire accidents but good thing they are recovering from it.

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  10. Nice summary tour of Idaho City.
    It is good to hear about people coming together to work on a common goal, especially in overcoming from a tragedy.

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  11. Idaho City looks like a great place to go explore. It sounds like a fantastic community.

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  12. How wonderful that they can take such a tragedy and turn it in to something positive. I suffered a house fire and know that teaching fire safety is important. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh yes, I'd love to go back to Idaho! I was only there before for the usual farm produce trips and sights but it feels that I've missed out on a lot from this wonderful city.

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  14. Delighted to hear the city is recovering. It looks picturesque.

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  15. I never visited Idaho City and I wasnt planning on it before. Thanks for sharing about the town catastrophe and the recovery.

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  16. This looks like it would be such a great place to visit! I have never been off the East Coast but this looks amazing.

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  17. This looks like such a pretty area. I would love to visit one day and check everything out.

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  18. Supporting a local place is always something dear to me! So happy to see that they are on their way to being back on their feet.

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