The Image of Idaho Americana

Idaho Americana

“Country Roads Take Me Home, To The Idaho County Fair”

Americana are artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.

I recently witnessed the blossom of community sharing and humanity at all ages at the Idaho County Fair, friends and family of all generations,  helping and guiding each other.

At the Idaho County Fair, friends bring a closeup of smiles and hugs, and warm fuzzies for the heart. These precious moments are among those we can appreciate in the truest sense of “the quality of life”.

Having spent the good part of a fun morning with a girlfriend/web customer, collecting photographs and images of the Kooskia, Kamiah, Nezperce, Cottonwood and Grangeville for this website, the finale of our fun girl day /slash/ road trip  took us to Cottonwood and the Idaho County Fair.  

We surveyed and photographed the big event in a loop through all of the 4H buildings where blue and red ribbons adorned the shelves of plants, vegetable art, breads, cakes, pies, patchwork quilts, paintings and an assortment of other sundry items.   In other event gatherings we witnessed children caring for their 4H pigs, lambs or cows, chickens and rabbits, cleaning them, tending to their every need, and preparing the animal for a mutual showing of  prowess and team work. We made our way round to the food concessions where I spotted the Lions Burger trailer. My stomach gave a huge growl of approval and 10 minutes later, we are biting into the luscious hearty flavors of our fresh grilled cheese burgers.  There is nothing quite as good!

I’m sure you have thoughts about what the Idaho County Fair means to you.  To me, it is the quintessential quality of life that we so enjoy throughout Rural America.