Using newly-found primary sources never seen by the public, this Idaho Experience is the first-ever documentary on Annie Pike Greenwood, an Idaho author heralded during her time, but one who ended up in relative obscurity. “We Sagebrush Folks” brings to life the unique life and writing of Greenwood, a farmer’s wife and teacher who lived in Hazelton, Idaho from 1913 to 1928, as well as her legacy, which lives on in her descendants. It also shines a light on the hard reality of life in the newly irrigated “Eden” of southern Idaho in the early 20th century, and reinforces the importance of saving documents and photographs that can illuminate our past.
Marcia Franklin has been a producer and host at Idaho Public Television since 1990. She is currently the producer and host of Dialogue, a statewide conversation program focusing on the humanities, which is beginning its 24th season. Franklin is also a producer for Idaho Experience, a history series, and Outdoor Idaho, a series that covers environmental and outdoor issues in Idaho. She is also the past managing editor and host of Idaho Reports, the station’s legislative program.