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The Emmett Index Archive

  • Emmett, Idaho
  • 18931923

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Permanent settlement of the Emmett area began in the 1860s, after gold was discovered in the Boise Basin. Emmett quickly grew to be Payette Valley, Idaho's biggest community. A ferry boat across the Payette River on the north side of town attracted people and business. In 1883, the town's first saw mill opened. Emmett was platted the same year and incorporated in 1900. With the building of irrigation systems around the turn of the century, the community saw rapid improvements. In 1902, the Idaho Northern Railway finished construction of a line from Nampa to Emmett. Union Pacific purchased a controlling interest in Idaho Northern Railway in 1910 and began constructing a line from Emmett to north Idaho. That same year, the Payette Valley Extension was completed, connecting Emmett to the Oregon Short Line at Payette. The railroad enabled Emmett's sawmills to transport timber on the railways instead of floating it down the river.

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  • 9,004
  • Emmett, Idaho
  • 18931923

Source Information

The Emmett Index, 1893–1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022

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Fletcher, Samuel (1839-1910) Death Notice (Pt 2)

Fletcher, Samuel (1839-1910) Death Notice (Pt 2)

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Marriage Ronald Dedman, Dove Wiles

Marriage Ronald Dedman, Dove Wiles

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Obituary for Clara Dedman

Obituary for Clara Dedman

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Archive Info

  • 9,004
  • Emmett, Idaho
  • 18931923

Source Information

The Emmett Index, 1893–1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022