Idaho Unbound: A Scrapbook & Guide
"Idaho Unbound: A Scrapbook & Guide is intended to provide a lively and interesting look at this fabulous state. This is a book for those who plan to come to Idaho, and for those families who came and stayed.
Both Historic and current writers have been selected to provide a number of different glimpses at the various geographic regions of Idaho, and also Idaho history, heritage, culture, and the fabled Idaho outdoor recreation and lifestyle.
Both historic and current photographers have been selected to show the widest range of striking graphic impressions of this land, its people, flora, and fauna.
No Idaho history nor guide book in the past has had maps like you will find in Idaho Unbound. Sixteen color maps, eight by illustrator Don Gill, and eight reference maps from the Raven Map Company. The Gill maps were created expressly for the book to provide interesting and often humorous impressions to delight readers.
Idaho lore and tall tales, as told by Clark Heglar (aka "The Oldest Man in Idaho") are scattered throughout the book.
The original text for the book is written by award-winning fiction writer Clay Morgan, and flows through the book at the bottom of most chapters.
Today, in-migrants from other states and tourists flock to Idaho. A friend of Ansel Adams, an engineer and inventor, who along with his brother acquired great wealth from technology, offered words of reflection that today bear sharing:
'A rich man went into the wilderness and saw all save the essence. He brought with him all the luxury that wealth could buy. And with it his own enslavement, and his own blindfold. he went away having seen everything but having realized nothing.' - Russell Harrison Varian
Idaho Unbound provides tall tales and stories for your amusement, wonderful photographs for your enrichment, history and information for your education, ...and a few thoughts for our reflection." - Steve Mitchell
Clay Morgan. Idaho Unbound: A Scrapbook & Guide. Ketchum, Idaho: West Bound Books, 1995.