Historic Marker Guide - Share a gift of the past, today

Explorers Lewis and Clark depended on Sacajawea to guide their Corps of Discovery through Idaho. Modern-day Gem State explorers have the Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide – an inexpensive holiday gift for $5 that fits in a stocking as easily as a motor vehicle glove compartment.

Published by the ITD, the historical marker guide offers a fascinating glimpse of Idaho's rich history through the state's 244 historical signs and their descriptions. The guide connects Idaho's history with the state's scenic geography, tying events and colorful personalities to specific places.

The Idaho Historical Society proposes sites and prepares information for the displays. ITD directs the preparation, location, installation and maintenance of the four-foot by eight-foot wooden signs.

They are located throughout the state at roadside turnouts or near other available parking areas where motorists can safely read them.

The guide is available for purchase at ITD Headquarters at 3311 W. State Street in Boise, or by sending a check or money order for $5 (includes tax) to Idaho Transportation Department, Office of Communications, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707.

Published 12-3-2010