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Historian presentation on Florence Cemetery Wednesday, May 24

Event part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Florence Cemetery Presentation

Florence Cemetery Presentation

— Local historian Penny Casey will present a history on the Florence Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office in Grangeville, Idaho, located at 104 Airport Road.

The event is sponsored by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, in partnership with the Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission, as part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month.

Casey will present on her research about the cemetery found in the historic mining town of Florence. She will discuss mysteries surrounding the burials and the unique lives–and deaths–of those living in an 1860’s mining town.

Casey, an Idaho County native, spent most summers of her youth in the Florence Basin, exploring the historic mining remnants and the old cemetery known as Boot Hill. As an adult, she developed a passion for researching and collecting Idaho County history. She is a member of the Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission and the Idaho County Genealogy Society, a past member and editor for the Idaho State Genealogy Society, and has been the webmaster for the Idaho County GenWeb website since 2004.

Each year, the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office organizes and promotes statewide opportunities for the public to learn about Idaho archaeology, history, and historic preservation. The Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month program is a celebration of everything to do with Idaho's archaeology and history, and events are held throughout the state. This year’s theme is “Idaho’s Adventures in Preservation.”

For information, Cindy Schacher, Forest Service archaeologist, 926-6412.


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