REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF IDAHO TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890. 94pp. plus folding map. Stapled, good. Original wrappers torn but present. Item #WRCAM26399

The governor (George Shoup) reports on the population (113,777 people total!), public lands, railroads (total mileage and broken down by company), agriculture with a detailed description of each county, stock-raising, mining, forestry, education, Indians and Indian reservations, irrigation, militia, all the newspapers published, all the religous denominations represented and the finances. Perhaps the most interesting segment of this very informative report is the large section on the Idaho insane asylum. There is a description of a horrible fire, occurring in 1889, that killed several patients and allowed many others to escape. There are also many tables of information about the asylum, from the types of disorders, to the finances, to the daily activities of the patients. Overall, this thorough analysis appears to be the first report since Idaho gained statehood in July 1890.

Price: $125.00