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Herrett Forum - Aviation in Idaho

May 14, 2019

07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Herrett Center for Arts and Science, Rick Allen Room

Free

All Ages

"History and Archaeology of Western Airways with an Emphasis on Southern Idaho" (for Idaho Archaeology Month) featuring David Valentine, Idaho Power Archaeologist.

All lectures begin at 7:30 PM and are presented in the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room. Admission is free!

This program explores the history and archaeology of the beginning airmail and the airline industry by looking at navigational aids built for the early pilots.

David Valentine is an archaeologist that has been working in the western United States for the last 33 years for a variety of private companies, Federal agencies, and, for the last ten years, for Idaho Power Company. In 1993, while working for the BLM in Nevada, he was sent out to assess the potential historic value of an underground fuel storage tank. The fuel tank was on a landing field associated with the first transcontinental airway, or flight path used by airmail pilots. Investigating the landing field lead to a hunt for associated features that has continued to this day.

The Herrett Forum Lecture Series includes programs on science, archaeology, history, music, art, and other topics of local interest are featured, by lecturers from around the world, many of whom have roots in our community.

When:
May 14, 2019
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Where:
Herrett Center for Arts and Science, Rick Allen Room
Cost:
Free
Audience:
All Ages
Contact:
Herrett Center for Arts and Science
(208) 732-6663
herrettevents@csi.edu