The Rural Towns Project Podcast

Soda Springs, ID: HannaLore Hein (Idaho State Historian) on the History of Soda Springs and the History of Entertainment in the American West

July 09, 2021 Dax Jacobson Season 2 Episode 11
The Rural Towns Project Podcast
Soda Springs, ID: HannaLore Hein (Idaho State Historian) on the History of Soda Springs and the History of Entertainment in the American West
Show Notes

In this episode, I welcome HannaLore Hein back to the podcast. Regular podcast listeners will recall that HannaLore is the Idaho State Historian and great friend of the podcast. HannaLore and I start by checking in on recent Idaho State History Department events. We then jump right in and have another wide ranging and fascinating conversation, this time about the history of Soda Springs Idaho. We talk about how Soda Springs got its name and the role of trapping, religion, agriculture, mining, Simplot, and more in the history of the development of the area. We also talk about the history of movie theaters and entertainment in the American West. We end, this time, not with the Road Trip Music Question, but with what movie HannaLore would watch at one of the movie theaters in Soda Springs.

Podcast music: “A Happy Day” by codemusic, http://www.jamendo.com, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/