Learning Idaho State History

December 01, 2007 | Verna Sonnentag

Three students from the St. Maries Christian School participated in a six-day field trip of Idaho in September in an effort to learn more about Idaho State history. Each student had a parent along. They visited Spalding Mission; Canoe Camp and Dworshak dam and fish hatchery at Orofino; the state capitol (although it's closed for renovation so we just looked as we passed); Boise Zoo; Hagerman fossil beds; Craters of the Moon; Yellowstone National Park; Lewis and Clark Caverns; and the Old Montana prison and car museum in Deer Lodge, Montana. The last stop was at a silver mine in Wallace. The students and adults stayed at four Adventist schools located in McCall and Twin Falls, Idaho, Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., and Missoula, Mont.

The trip was made possible by having the students pass out regional phonebooks last June and the generosity of the host schools for a night's lodging. Only one night was in a motel near Yellowstone.