360’s conclusion to how Lewiston lost the capital to Boise, if there had been social media in the 1860s
Residents of northern Idaho have a long history of wanting to separate themselves from the southern half of the state but it’s nothing new. Trouble started more than 150 years ago when the capital was literally stolen
When we ended our story last week, it was Nov. 14, 1864, and Idaho Territory’s second legislative session was underway with Boise city founder H.C. Riggs introducing a bill proposing moving the capital from Lewiston to Boise where the bulk of the territory’s population now resides.
Opponents call it “the sure death dose.”