Remnants of Boise


Welcome to Remnants of Boise, a virtual tour of the city in support of Boise's Sesquicentennial (BOISE 150). Remnants of Boise illustrates the last 150 years of Boise's growth and development through the themes of Community, Environment, and Enterprise. Virtual tourists will discover how Boise citizens shaped the arid high-desert environment by combining entrepreneurial spirit and unique cultural traditions to shape Boise into a thriving, albeit isolated, western city. The tour consists of 25 locations that explore a different area of the city. Historic photographs, plats, and maps will reveal a better understanding of the evolution of each location. The tour is an introduction to the history of Boise and is a companion to the ever-growing research collection that can be found at the Boise City Department of Arts & History website. START TOUR>



If for any reason a portion of the tour is cut off on the computer that it is viewed on, right click on the desktop and select "Properties" and go to the "Settings" tab where the screen resolution on the computer can be  changed. Move the little indicator all the way to the "More" side and that solves the issue.

At this point, first generation iPads and iPhones are unable to load the tour because they do not contain the hardware capabilities to access the tour. Fourth generation iPads can access the tour. 

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