Right after yrs of renovation, historic home opens for community excursions on Sunday

Courtesy Rick Just

FIRTH — An aged home designed in Bingham County dating back again to 1887 will be open for the general public to see for the really to start with time soon after many years of restoration perform.

“We have been renovating the house for the past five or 6 many years. We are completely ready to open that to the public. I think we will have a superior crowd,” stated Rick Just, Government Director of the Presto Preservation Association, the nonprofit that owns the household.

The brick home was developed by Nels and Emma Just. It was shown on the National Sign up of Historic Places in 2020 and continue to properties the furniture the Just loved ones utilized and that was applied by author Agnes Just Reid. 

“You’ll see the home furniture, you will see the typewriter she (Agnes) utilised. She was a columnist for 40 many years. The property served as a article office. That post place of work desk is nonetheless there. Inside of, you will see the previous prepare dinner stove,” explained Rick Just.

Rick also discussed the historical past guiding the Just family members in a press launch.

“In 1870, wagon freighter Nels Just woke up together the Snake River somewhere close to current-day Firth to discover that his crew of oxen experienced wandered absent in the night. He tracked them a handful of miles southeast and discovered them grazing in a small secluded valley along the Blackfoot River. Nels decided suitable then that he would occur back some working day and settle in that valley. In November of that identical year, he introduced his new bride to are living there in a dugout that made use of a buffalo robe for a doorway. A single-hundred-fifty-one particular years afterwards, their descendants nonetheless live and function in that valley.”

The brick house will be open for guests to consider a tour and hear pioneer tales on Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 15 marks the anniversary of the Justs’ relocating into the Blackfoot River Valley.

The property is at 993 Reid Street in Firth.

To understand more about the Just family members historical past and the brick residence, click on right here.

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