This video shares the story of the Idaho Heritage Trust purchasing the historic and pristine site from Plumb Creek Timber and gifting it to the State of Idaho in September 1998.
The Whiskey Springs homestead represents one of a very few intact, publicly-owned homesteads located in the Big Lost Valley. It is believed the family of Claudius Larter built the existing main house and outbuildings and then patented 160 adjacent acres in 1908 under the Homestead Act.
Check out this great video of the Whiskey Springs Homestead near Challis. Carol Hearne, Archaeologist with the BLM also volunteers for the IHT. Awesome video!
Check out this beautiful video on Fisher Bottoms by the BLM. You’ll see Fred Walters & Katherine Kirk in the video during our visit last summer.