Videos: Meadows Valley Memoirs
Videos from those who remember
The Historic Pacific & Idaho Northern Railway Depot (P&IN) is nestled in beautiful Meadows Valley in Central Idaho at the picturesque apex of US Highways 95 and 55, 2 miles south of the 45th Parallel. It is beside Highway 95 South on the west side of the city of New Meadows. The valley is rich in agricultural, logging and railway history. A brightly lit welcoming interior makes this facility appropriate for a multitude of venues.
#1 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
A video recording of a panel discussion held April 8th 2004 by the Adams County Historical Society to capture the history of our valley
#1 Early Settlers of Meadows Valley
Topics: Old Timers, Race track, Depression, Hot Springs, Roads, Schoolhouses, Peapickers, Railway
Panel: Tessie (Elkins) Osborn, Marge (Davis) Dryden, Larry Clay and Corky Krigbaum. 103 Minutes, April 8, 2004.
#2 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Pool Hall, Barbering, Boxing, Theater, Cemetery, Showers, Map of town, Billy Bob Stew, Wilson’s history, Slot machines, Casey’s Coral, Horses in the Pool Hall, Pea picking, Ice use, Bill Ecks, Elk.
Panel: Marion (Wilson) Patoray, Bud & Marsha LaFay, Alice (Wilson) Pangman and Mona (LaFay) Anderson.
101 Minutes, June 10, 2004.
#3 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: LaVern McMahan, Lowell Madison, Joy Wadell Palmer, New Meadows Food Bank, Lowell Madison, Halloween, Old Timers, Fox Farms.
Panel: Joy (Waddell) Palmer, LaVern McMahan and Lowell Madison.
104 Minutes, July 22, 2004
#4 EARLY NEW MEADOWS
Topics: Johnson history, Heber Rich history, Margery Gilderoy history, Nita Branstetter history, Morgan town, Downtown stores, 1st fire equipment, Dog catcher, Railway building
Panel: Margery (Wyman) Gilderoy, Nita (Reynolds) Branstetter, Alice (Wilson) Pangman and Heber Rich.
96 Minutes, September 2004.
#5 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Histories of Branstetters, Ratzat, Walla, Balbach; Indians/Deer/Oldtimers, Timber/fences in valley, Biggest barn in valley, Charles Wallace stories, visit with Oscar Branstetter.
Panel: Thelma (Ratzat) Creason, Nita (Reynolds) Branstetter and Leonard Wallace.
98 Minutes, October 21, 2004.
#5A: A VISIT WITH OSCAR BRANSTETTER
A visit with Oscar Branstetter
Early settler of Meadows Valley. 60 Minutes, November 4, 2004.
#6 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Hall genealogy, Why Campbell’s came West, Circle C Ranch, Hall Ranch, Darrell Campbell’s Ranch, Measuring loose hay, Charles Campbell, Sheep and Elk, Hall and Campbell Brands, Charlotte’s memories of Dad and Uncles, Alvin’s memories of relatives, Middle District School, Roads, W. Side Ditch and welding, Geneva and Alvin’s Mom and Grandfather, Circle C breakup, Sheep ranching, Indian stories, 1903 Depression.
Panel: The Campbell Family Charlotte (Campbell) Armacost, Geneva (Hall) Vanderpool, Alvin Hall and Darrell Campbell.
DVD length ?, April 21, 2005.
#7 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Irwin/Yoakum, Moore/Yoakum/Balbach history, Richard Balbach, Balbachs moving west, Yoakum Hot Springs (Zims), Railroad Speculation, Old Timers, Rail/Fence Building, MacGregor/OX Ranch, Alvert Campbell, Irwin’s Garage, Driving in the Winter, Fist Fighting, Good Creek Canyon Road, Fox Farms.
Panel: Ruth (Balbach) Higby, Una (Balbach) Rose, Dick Yoakum and David MacGregor. 108 Minutes, May 19, 2005.
#8 EARLY LOGGING IN MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Histories of Claus White, Will Kerby, Warren Loomis, Barney Conner, Claus working for Morgan, Will and the evolution of the logging companies and trucking, Switch from railroad to trucking, The move from MacGregor and Shay engines, The Depression, Unions, Author Mrs. Higgins, Warren and the Shays, Jack Morgan Mills and misc. stories.
Panel: Claus White, Will Kerby, Warren Loomis and Barney Conner.
111 Minutes, August 18, 2005.
#9 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Histories of Ed Raney, Mary (Farrell) Hioos, Don Adair, Farrell Family, Tex and Mary Ellen Jones, Jake Farrell, Mary runs away from home, Farrell place, Ed acquires land, Don and area geology, Raney ranch, Old timer names, School Days, Don finds a dead man.
Panel: Mary (Farrell) Hoioos, Don Adair and Ed Raney.
93 minutes, September 15, 2005
#10 EARLY SETTLERS OF MEADOWS VALLEY
Topics: Family Histories Johnson, Wardle, Watkins; Casy’s Corral, Anderson boys, Carlskin’s or Sheppad’s Cabin, Tamarack & Dancing Barge, Eddie Osborn, Caroline Campbell, Ana Krigbaum; Store at Tamarack, Mary McCulley, Blacksmith Shop, MV Radio Station, Dick Armacost, Raleigh Campbell, The Circus.
Panel: Delvin Watkins, LaRonis (Johnson) Wardle, Dave Johnson, Keith Johnson and LeRoy Johnson.
111 minutes, October 27, 2005
#11 EARLY NEW MEADOWS
Panel: Boyd Moore, June (Harris) Clay and Larry Bouck. 102 Minutes, August 31, 2006.
# 12 LOGGERS ROUND TABLE
Panel: Moderator John Fields– includes stories from various local loggers up to 2006. 102 minutes, September 28, 2006
#12a J.I. MORGAN RECOGNITION CEREMONY
26 minutes, September 28, 2006
#13 EARLY NEW MEADOWS
Topics: Histories – Inez, Glen, Ken, Dorothy, Reed’s; Meadows name, Wilson homestead, Inez’s Early Life; the Depression years – Glen, Ken, Dorothy; Rationing, Pea industry, Poke!, New Meadows Airstrip, Inez’s Military Career, Temperatures in the valley, Preserving Food, Prohibition, Mud and Main Street, Joe Caha’s Dairy, Milk Cows, Cabins, Gary Cooper, Ken’s radio Station, Carbide Lites, Horses to Tractors, Steam Tractor Hay Stacking, Undertakers.
Panel: Inez (Wilson) Morris, Dorothy (Whitney) Nadeau, LeRoy Johnson, and Glen Carlock.
108 minutes, October 19, 2006
#14 RANCHERS ROUND TABLE
Panel: local ranchers and cowboys. 117 minutes, May 14, 2009
#15 A VISIT WITH LEE SIMONSON
Developer of Kimberland Meadows (aka Meadow Creek). 78 minutes, November 2011
#16 A VISIT WITH CARL SHAVER
Early New Meadows and Shaver’s grocery store. 60 minutes, April 18, 2012
# 17 A VISIT WITH CLIFFORD ZIERLEIN
Memories of early New Meadows resident.
Moderator: Roberta (Rich) Fields. 62 minutes, June 2, 2012