All of our programs will begin at 1 o'clock at the Museum in the Union School at Curry. You may want to bring your own folding chair as these programs have been well attended.
FEBRUARY 2, Brian Olmstead, Twin Falls Canal Company Manager, will discuss the topic of the tunnels in the canal system. After the problem of getting water to the land was overcome, another difficulty developed. The ground became saturated and would not drain, making many acres unusable. During the 1920's the canal company addressed the problem by digging wells and tunnels to divert water back to the natural watersheds.
FEBRUARY 9, Jim Gentry's topic is "Twin Falls Booms, 1915-1916". As a former CSI professor and author, Jim is always very well prepared and the subject researched in depth. This is a new presentation to us so if you would like to learn how Twin Falls developed be sure to stop in.
FEBRUARY 16, Max Black will tell the exciting tale of Diamondfield Jack Davis. As the author of "Diamondfield, Finding the Real Jack Davis", Max has studied the court records and other documents extensively. He will explain Jack's background and the legal maneuvers by both the prosecutor and defense attorneys. Max was our guide on a field trip to the sheep herder murder site where we were able to see the actual place it all happened.
Other events are still in the works, so be sure to check back often. I am hoping the Pioneer Button Club will be able to a presentation soon. If there are other speakers or groups you are interested in seeing, be sure to let us know.