Brought to you by the Idaho State Historical Society.
In 2016, we are celebrating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Act created a way for communities, states, and the nation to recognize significant historic properties by listing them in the National Register of Historic Places. Idaho has formally recognized properties of significance by listing thousands of properties across the state in the National Register. The National Register categories properties into five distinct types, building, structure, site, object, and district. In Idaho, the first of each of these five categories, honored to be listed in the National Register were the Thomas Logan House, Charcoal Kilns, Fort Limhi, Register Rock, and Silver City Historic District. These properties share the rich history Idaho played in pioneering the west.