A tiny, historic site in Elmore County is about to become the next big thing
By Nicholas Collias
On a typical weekday morning 18 miles west of Boise, Interstate 84 is choked with Detroit steel. At the busy Exit 35 on-ramp, a cramped line of commuters creeps out of the town of Nampa, a former railroad stop turned booming suburb, and awkwardly merges with a line that has crept over from Caldwell, another former whistlestop town. Once knotted together into gridlock that belies Idaho's rural reputation, the streams roll slowly toward Boise--directly into the rays of the rising sun.
Eighteen miles east of Boise on that same morning, the scene is very different.
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