My name is John and I live on the Central Coast of CA near San Luis Obispo (SLO). I have an M.S. degree in Counseling and work for the State Dept. of Rehabilitation. My hobbies include exploring our beautiful coast, venturing off in our motor home, gardening, reading and of course studying history, particularly Civil War through the early 1900’s. I am a CA boy born and raised but feel deep roots going back to Idaho. The labor and mining issues in the Rocky Mountains, my great grandfather's assassination, the Haywood trial and Idaho history in general have become a passion for study in recent years. I enjoy collecting books, periodicals, photos and other items related to those events and times. During the past two years it has been very gratifying to see the establishment of the George L. Crookham, Jr. Collection at the College of Idaho Archives comprising the papers of Frank Steunenberg, to stumble across the original Harry Orchard confession, to attend "The Gate on 16th Avenue” at the Boise Little Theater and to film a segment for IPTV’s "Assassination: Idaho’s Trial of the Century." I wish to thank all those who have taken an interest and played a part in these historical events.