"Excellent history for travelers in Idaho"
(South Central PA, USA)
The Roadside History series is an excellent one, useful for anyone traveling in the state a particular volume covers (the volumes published so far are strongly representative of the western states, not so much the eastern ones). This Idaho volume by Betty Derig is typical and presents a thorough and interesting historical perspective on various sections and locals within the state. The book is in four parts (Southeast, Central, Southwest, and North) and centers around the major highways in each section (I-84, US 93, US 95, Idaho 55, for example). The history of cities and towns (even ghost towns) along the way is given in detail, and lots of illustrations and photographs are included. It's also a great state history book for armchair travelers. I recommend all the books in the series.