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Small towns like Shoshone, photographed by Glenn Oakley, have long been romanticized as calm, peaceful domains free of the troubles plaguing big cities. And much of that is true. But small towns in Idaho are undergoing dramatic upheavals these days. Idaho's traditional industries .. . agriculture, mining and logging ... are not as stable as they were a generation ago. What's a community to do? Diversify and tap into the educational system, say a host of state leaders. It's working in towns that have organized and hustled to survive in these changing times. In this issue, FOCUS looks at the health of small-town Idaho.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Summer 1990


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)