NEW OWNER FOR HISTORY PARK
The
Book


Book
Excerpts


Book
Reviews


Photos &
Artwork


Children's
Stories


Slug &
Humphrey

Salmon Idaho
News and
Feature
Articles

About
Leslie


Contact
Leslie


GIFTED 5-3-17 LMS

The Salmon City Council took time out of its May 3 meeting to accept a highly valued gift.

Late last year Benedict Estate representatives approached City Hall with an offer to sell the downtown History Park to the city of Salmon.. The council, faced with the cost of the recently constructed Island Park Bridge, declined the offer even though everyone agreed the offer was very generous and the park is an asset to the city.

City Councilman Ken Hill then stepped forward and offered to buy the park himself and give it to the city.

Wednesday, May 3, he made good on his Christmas season promise by turning the property deed over to the city. It was accepted with great thanks by Mayor Leo Marshall.

The park is a tribute to the generations of people who have settled and worked the valley. It is a restful place to take a break from shopping and it features display signage depicting the valley’s many eras from mining to railroads to agriculture. The park was the brainchild of former City Councilwoman Patti Burke who first proposed the project in 2002. Thanks to a city partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and many, many helping hands, the park officially opened on July 2, 2004.


Back to City News.

Want the latest headlines as soon as they are added?
Check out our new News Alert subscription service.


Table of Contents - - New Articles

Leslie Shumate Home Page - View Our Home Town - Salmon Valley Chamber
Senator Craig