House Beautiful Magazine tags Pocatello as the 12th best small town for Antiques

Pocatello is A Wonderful Place to Live, Play and Work

Pocatello is a wonderful place to Live. You can leave work at 5:00p.m. and be on the ski slopes, mountain bike trail, one of three 18 hole golf courses, or on your favorite trout stream in minutes. The Stephens Performing Arts Center Is a short drive from any part of the city as is Holt Arena on the Idaho State University campus. Financial Times’ fKi Magazine found Pocatello to be one of the top ten Micro Cities of the future and ranked it 2nd in Best Economic Potential and 5th in Best Quality of Life.

Pocatello is a wonderful place to Play. Known as the “Gate City” for good reason it is centrally located with quick, easy access to iconic landmarks and year around recreation. Sports, recreation, fine arts, theatre, zoo are a few of the attractions to this area.

Pocatello is a wonderful place to Work. In 2007, Pocatello was ranked twentieth on Forbes list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Unemployment rates and crime rates have traditionally been lower than the national average.

Founded as an important stop on the first railroad in Idaho during the gold rush, Pocatello later became an important center for agriculture. It is located along the Portneuf River where it emerges from the mountains onto the Snake River Plain, along the route of the Oregon Trail. The city is named after Chief Pocatello of the Shoshoni tribe, who granted the right-of-way for the railroad across theFort Hall Indian Reservation. Ironically, Chief Pocatello did not use the name but preferred to be called Tondzaosha, a Shoshoni word meaning buffalo robe. The chief’s daughter, Jeanette Lewis, believed the name Pocatello had no meaning

The Standrod house, restored for the nation’s bicentennial, still towers above the homes that surround it, memorializing the family of the remarkable man who built the “castle” and who helped build the community.


An interesting article in the Idaho State Journal

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