Books by IOCTA Members
Oregon Trail
Scenic Byway
Three Island Crossing
to Bonneville Point

A driving guide to the Oregon Trail
for 60 miles southeast of Boise,
Idaho, this booklet will take the
reader turn by turn along county
roads as you follow the Oregon
Trail across the Idaho desert.  
Locations are noted where hiking
on the original ruts is permitted.  
Diary quotes and historical
information are included for the
sites along the scenic byway.  
This booklet was developed as a
cooperative project of IOCTA and
the BLM.

This booklet is FREE and should
be available at BLM offices, Three
Island Crossing state park and
selected historical museums in
southwestern Idaho.  
A Hells Canyon Romance

by Murrielle McGaffee Wilson

The story of the early years of
Murrielle McGaffee's life, her
childhood in the small town of
Riggins, Idaho, and her teenage
years living on a ranch in
America's deepest canyon, the
Hells Canyon of Snake River.

Set against the Depression of the
1930's, Murrielle's story illustrates
the resourcefulness of rural culture.
This book is edited by Bill Wilson,
a long-time and active IOCTA
member and the son of Murrielle.

This book is available at many
bookstores in southwestern Idaho.
 

Or to order directly, contact

Bill Wilson
5204 Waterwheel Drive
Boise, Idaho   83703
Big Butte Stage Station
Pioneers,
and Those of Other Sites on the
Blackfoot, Bonanza, Challis, and
Wood River Stage Co. Routes

By James W. McGill and
Patricia A. King-McGill
This book was written by Jim
McGill.  Jim is an active IOCTA
member, deeply interested in trail
discovery and preservation across
Idaho.  Jim is currently the IOCTA
Preservation Officer.

This book is available from

Jim W. McGill
305 Melba Drive
Nampa, Idaho   83686
1-208-467-4853
jwmcgill@pobox.com
Discovery of the
Champagne Stage Station
Site:
A History of the Brief Communities
on Lava Creek and Champagne
Creek, Butte County,Idaho

By James W. McGill and
Patricia A. King-McGill
This book was written by Jim
McGill.  Jim is an active IOCTA
member, deeply interested in trail
discovery and preservation across
Idaho.  Jim is currently the IOCTA
Preservation Officer.

This book is distributed by

Jim W. McGill
305 Melba Drive
Nampa, Idaho   83686
1-208-467-4853
jwmcgill@pobox.com
Jeffrey's Cutoff
Idaho's Forgotten Oregon Trail
Route
(Now Known as Goodale's Cutoff)

Third Edition
by Fred W. Dykes

This book contains detailed
information, maps, and pictures of
the route and history of Jeffrey's
Cutoff across southern Idaho.
This book is written by long-time
IOCTA member Fred Dykes.  
Fred is the acknowledged expert
of the Jeffrey's Cutoff / Goodale's
Cutoff through Idaho.
Then And Now
In Southern Idaho

By Virginia Ricketts
This book is written by long-time
IOCTA member Virginia Ricketts.  
It it a compilation of newspaper
articles about southern Idaho
which she wrote over many years
for
The Times-News.
Along the Snake River
Plain Through Idaho
The Tangle of Trails Through Idaho

By the  National Park Service

Another in the great series being
done by the NPS providing a
driving guide to the major sites
along the National Historic Trails
across the western United States.  
This booklet describes the Oregon
Trail across the state and the
South Alternate OT from Glenns
Ferry to Parma.  It also includes a
number of side trips including the
California Trail and Goodale's
Cutoff.  With historical information,
diary quotes, pictures and
directions, this is a great guide to
the trails in Idaho.
This publication and others are
available as electronic documents
that can be downloaded in PDF
format directly from the NPS public
web pages - on both the Oregon
and the California NHTs sites. The
URL address for each is as follows:

   www.nps.gov/oreg
   www.nps.gov/cali
This booklet is FREE and should
be available in December 2008 at
the following locations:
  • Chesterfield Historic District
  • Fairview Cemetery, Soda
    Springs
  • Craters of the Moon National
    Monument, Arco
  • Buzz Landon Information
    Center, Twin Falls
  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • Idaho State Preservation
    Office, Boise
  • Stricker Ranch, Twin Falls
  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribal
    Museum, Fort Hall
  • Boise Parks & Recreation,
    Boise
  • Idaho Fish & Game, Boise
  • Malad Welcome Center
  • Owyhee County Historical
    Museum, Murphy
  • Lander Trail Museum & Afton
    Civic Center, Afton, WY
  • BLM offices, Boise
  • City of Rocks National
    Reserve, Almo
  • Massacre Rocks State Park.
    American Falls
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