When: Sat., June 17, 1 p.m. 2017
Idaho’s state parks have been called the “jewels” of the Gem State. The story of how those jewels came to be involves political intrigue, much resistance, some philanthropy, and a touch of irony. As president of the Friends of Idaho State Parks, Rick Just pulled photographs from the archives of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation—as well as family albums, the Idaho State Historical Society, the Idaho Statesman, and the National Park Service—to develop this history. It is presented with the hope that learning about the past will encourage those in the future to keep these jewels open and welcoming to everyone. Just will be on hand to talk about and sign copies of his book.