Throughout the mid-1860's, Idaho City was the fastest-growing city in the Northwest until Fort Boise’s population started growing rapidly. So rapidly that it was officially made a city 155 years ago in 1863. Since then, the City of Trees has become a thriving center for art and culture. There are buildings and landmarks that have stood the test of time, serving as a reminder of progress and growth.
From a booming gold rush town to the capital of the Gem State, Boise has come a long way from its early beginnings. With so much rich history to discover and learn from, let’s dive in and take a look at the important historical landmarks that tell Old Boise’s story and give the city its character and charm.
In 1834, Fort Boise was…