SIHA turns 50!

SIHA turns 50! The Sawtooth Interpretive Association was incorporated December 20, 1972 to support the newly-established Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA), created by Public Law 92-400. The Association formed, “to gather information, objects, and materials relative to [the Sawtooth National Recreation Area’s] history and development; to carry out educational programs concerning the region; to assist […]

An In-Depth History of Vienna and Sawtooth City

The Alpine Examiner November 151, 2021 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area An In-Depth History of Vienna and Sawtooth City The Sawtooths are home to more than spectacular views, hikes, and wildlife; they are also home to unique stories from the past. One way to experience […]

Con Artists in the American West

Stories of the American West are extremely romantic. They tell of pioneers on the Oregon Trail, mountain men, and horse-riding cowboys. It all adds to our society’s picturesque imaginings of the “Old West.” One thing to remember about the West is that it represented boundless opportunities for those hoping to improve their lot in life. […]