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Boise County was established on February 4, 1864, with its county seat at Idaho City.  It was named for the Boise River, which was named by French-Canadian explorers and trappers for the great variety of trees growing along its banks in the lower desert valley.  The Boise Basin, in which Idaho City lies, was one of the richest gold mining districts in the nation. Gold was discovered in 1862 and more of it was pulled from present-day Boise County than from the entire state of Alaska. At its peak in the mid-1860s, Idaho City was the largest city in the Northwest, and it was this rapid population influx that lead to the establishment of the Idaho Territory in 1863. 

The County continues to produce modern-day treasures in the form of outstanding recreational opportunities, top-notch mountainous scenery, world class whitewater rivers, historic towns, festivals, annual and one-of-a kind events as well as an abundance of lodging and dining venues.  

The "Boise County Guide"....

.....provides the passport for exploring the communities of Garden Valley, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho City and Lowman.  Along with seasonal features, each bi-monthly edition has updated real estate listings - Come and play, or come and stay!