Governor Frank Steunenberg - Life, Assassination, Trial of the Century
On this page I am posting items related to Idaho history from the late 1800's to early 1900's. Much of it pertains to the assassination of my great grandfather Governor Steunenberg in 1905, the assassin Harry Orchard and the "Big Bill" Haywood Trial.
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Idaho Meanderings: Steunenberg, Trial of the Century, Labor, Legal, Political History
30 Jul 2008 | Idaho
I am always interested in hearing from folks that have an interest in early Idaho history, collecting, events and information related to the assassination, trial, connections to any of the participants, mining and labor and all viewpoints.
To get a more detailed look at the many items related to this topic, go to my history blog at: http://steunenberg.blogspot.com/
Ex-Governor Assassinated in Idaho
I do not believe I have ever seen the picture before of Governor Frank Steunenberg on the left and General Merriam on the right. It reportedly was taken in 1899 during the Coeur d'Alene mining war. If anyone has seen this photo or knows more about it then please let me know. In appeared in the Chicago Tribune on January 1, 1906; the day after the governor was assassinated in Caldwell, Idaho.
Woman Suffrage in Idaho by Governor Frank Steunenberg
26 May 1900 | Idaho
From - Harper's Bazar, May 26, 1900
I found this excellent article written by Governor Steunenberg on the status of woman's suffrage in
James McParland, Pinkerton Detective
1906 | Idaho
Scene And Principal Actors In The Great Haywood Murder Trial In Idaho
28 Jul 1907 | Boise, Idaho
"I am glad to say I was his friend--the friend of a man who gave up his life for his state and his country."
"I have felt the humiliation deeply," he continued, "especially because of the manner in which the name of my dead friend, Frank Steunenberg, has been brought into this case. I am glad to say I was his friend--the friend of a man who gave up his life for his state and his country."
Above from Senator William E. Borah as quoted in the Chicago Tribune, October 3rd. 1907 after being acquitted of conspiracy to defraud the government.
Early 1920s | Loma Linda, California
My mother attended Loma Linda School of nursing in the early 1920s and her classmate and roommate at Lome Linda was a daughter of Frank. In my early childhood I had met her when we lived in Alhambra, California. My mother told me the story Frank. I had heard the story of Frank's wife who brought Christianity to Orchard. Many year later, I believe in the 1940s I met a son of Frank who was an ordained minister. That was my lost contact with anyone of Frank Steuenberg family.