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Hello:My Name is Martha and I will be the Temporary Bannock County Coordinator until it is adopted. I will also be looking for new and interesting resources for this County.
If you have questions that I might be able to answer, please contact me using this link.
I do not live in Idaho, but am an excellent researcher and might be able to help you.
Welcome to Bannock County!"Bannock County was named for the local Indian tribe which ranged the area before white men came. The Portneuf River and its canyon were traversed by trappers. Part of Bannock County is in the Fort Hall Indian reservation. The original Fort Hall, established in 1834, was a way station on the Oregon Trail. Railroading contributed most to the early growth of Pocatello, now the state's second largest city. The city became a division point on the Oregon Short Line Railraod and shopes and yards for diversion of freight cars were established over the years. Hundreds of Bannock County residents work in phosphate processing plants located in Power County (to the west). Pocatello is the site of Idaho State University and numereous small and medium sized businesses." - The Idaho Almanac, 1977 Edition, State of Idaho.
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We would like to thank Cindy J. Mendenhall and Judy White, past county coordinators, for all the work they did on this site.
Site Updated: 03 February 2017
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