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Volume 2172

Cassia County Historical Society envelope with its logo
Photo Album


Rachel Martindale, curator, Cassia County Museum, 
Burley, Idaho, with anchor from the
Burroughs family gold-dredging houseboat.

Another view of the Burroughs family
gold-dredging houseboat.
The Building behind is the musuem.

Rachel Martindale, curator, 
Cassia County Museum, Burley, Idaho, shows off a
Jan. 2, 1920, copy of 
The Declo Independent, Declo, Idaho,
which advertised on page 1 
an upcoming serialization of 
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

A blowup of the cover of the Declo Independent, 
advertising the forthcoming serialization of 
“Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.” 
How many such serials remain to be discovered
in someone’s attic or garage?

A historical edition of a local newspaper,
part of the Cassia County Museum archives,
showed a picture of the Burroughs family dredge

Another article from a historical edition in the Cassia County Museum 
showed photos and told history of the 
Burroughs family houseboat on the Snake River.


This is a sketch done by ERB of his family’s dredging operation on the Snake River in Idaho.

In the historical editions of newspapers, on file at the Cassia County Museum,
is this page detailing an article on the showing of the first Tarzan movie.


Clipping of a photo, showing the Burroughs family houseboat, 
is in a scrapbook at the Minidoka County Museum, Idaho

Ruth De Thomas, director of the Minidoka County Museum, 
Rupert, Idaho, points to clipping of Burroughs houseboat.

Minidoka County Museum display of photos depicting the
Burroughs family gold-dredging operation on the Snake River.


At the end of the westbound off-ramp to the Raft River area, 
one turns left to drive through the ranchland 
where young Ed Burroughs rode.

Raft River Store sits at the intersection of the Yale Road and I-86. 
A small creek meanders about 100 yards back of the signs,
all that remains of the river.

Cattle are encountered along the Yale Road 
which winds through Idaho’s Raft River area, 
site of ranch were Edgar Rice Burroughs roamed a century ago.

Naked but for a loincloth…er…bridle…
these horses stroll the Raft River area, 
perhaps descendants of the very ones young Ed Burroughs saddled.

A cattle-loading ramp, or “chute,” is ready for service along the Yale Road. 
Some ranches still operate in the area 
although farming is now the more dominant vocation.

The Yale Road sign.


Peggy Martin, wife of John Martin, stands next to shelf devoted to Burroughs 
at the U of Wyoming. Books are on top two shelves and half of second shelf from bottom. 
Shelves are two books deep, so there’s another row of E.R.B. behind each visible row. 
More of the collection was in storage when this photo was taken in 1992.

Gene Gressley 
with Coe Library on 
University of Wyoming campus,
in the background.

John Hanks, assistant archivist at University of Wyoming, Laramie, sits with some fine E.R.B. items.
He holds a true first (with “Giant” on cover) of John Carter of Mars.
The “Apes” is the McClurg Canadian first with “McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart”
on title page (the dj, alas, is a photocopy).
Other firsts are Tarzan the Magnificent, Girl from Hollywood, and Tarzan and the Lion Man.


Roy and Dela White, Denver, 
show off a Tarzan Jeep and the box it came in. 
Other fascinating stuff is on the shelf behind them.

Roy White, left, showed part of his ERB collection to 
Alan Hanson, Spokane, during a visit to 
Roy and Dela White’s Denver home during the 1992 ECOF.


This is an article Lucille Peterson wrote for the Parma newspaper, after my visit to her on my ERB in Idaho trip.

Lucille Peterson holds a copy of the history book she coauthored. 
It mentions Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book was a sellout, 
so the completist might have trouble finding a copy for his collection!

Burroughs photo and books I sent to the museum after my visit there. 
Museum sent me this photo of the items on display.

After I left Idaho, I mailed back a few ERB items to each of the museums
I visited, for their displays. 
This was a letter I received from the Parma Old Fort Boise museum. 
The letter accompanied a photo of the items I donated, 
on display at the museum, 
and an article Lucille Peterson wrote after I left.

Mary Lien,
director of the Bannock County Museum, Pocatello, 
shows off one panel of a multi-panel Burroughs display. 
This panel shows scenes from the Pocatello days; 
other panels show scenes from ERB’s later years.
(The museum loaned me this display and 
I took it to an ECOF hosted by 
Ralph Brown in Willows, Calif., and 
afterward returned it to the museum).



Burroughs, with his collie, Rajah, 
which he brought cross-country by train.
“Raja” became a character in a Burroughs novel


This is a view of Parma, Idaho, from the railroad tracks.
Some of the buildings bear similarities
to those in a picture on page 88 of Porges’ book, 
but whether it is really the same street or not I couldn’t tell and 
no one to whom I showed the old picture in Parma was sure either.


This is a letter from Mary Lien at the Bannock County Museum
setting up arrangements for shipping me the Burroughs display the museum had.
I borrowed it in order to display it at the ECOF Burroughs convention in Willows, Calif., the following year.

This is basically a photocopy enlargement of the photo Idaho-33.
The only reason I had this was that it seemed to show off the “Book Store” sign
on the building at left a lot better. The caption material is on the scan.

Actual photo of scene above.

A street-level view of Center Street in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1896 shows the location of what was to become Burroughs’ store at left.
This was four years before he took it over. This photo is part of the Burroughs display owned by the Bannock County Historical Museum.

The railroad underpass features pedestrian tunnels on both sides. 
This view from the right tunnel looks toward property 
on which Burroughs had his store in Pocatello.

Burroughs’ store site is a block from this sign in Pocatello.

A modern-day view of Center Street shows tree, at left, 
which occupies corner where the Burroughs store once stood.

A closeup view of the corner on which Burroughs’ store stood. 
Coulter Tool Company uses corner for landscaping rather than parking spaces.

The interior of Burroughs' Idaho store


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Edgar Rice Burroughs Bio Timeline
ERB's Personal Library
ERBzine Silver Screen
Minidoka 937th Earl of One Mile Series M. 
An Historical Fairy Tale: ERB C.H.A.S.E.R.
Charles King
Prindle's ERB, Religion and Evolution series
ERB Genealogical Notes
Major George T. Burroughs
ERBzine 2199: Ragtime Talking Eddie Burroughs:
Another Look At Minidoka by R.E. Prindle
ERBzine 0303: Nkima's Chattering From The Shoulder:
"The Wizards of California: Baum & Burroughs"
ERB: Cassia County, Idaho Years
Burroughs Sweetser Connection Part I
Burroughs Sweetser Connection Part II
Edgar Rice Burroughs Country by John Martin
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Gloria Draper Sweetser Collection
Irwin Porges: The Man Who Created Tarzan
The Burroughs Bulletin No. 19 article by Phil Burger
Assorted ERB Fan Club, Fanzine and Website Materials
ERB the Contactee: UFO

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