In the first decade of the 20th-century, Idaho Falls transformed from a frontier boom town to a civilized city. In the course of the decade wars were waged between tavern owners, bootleggers and gamblers and the proponents of temperance. Some of this battle was fought on the pages of the three local newspapers. Hot Type, Hard Times, an exhibition at The Museum of Idaho tells the story of Idaho Falls through print. The machinery required to produce the news plays center stage, augmented by some rare ephemera. In short, it is a tale of both rapid change in the city and the wider industrial change sweeping America during the period.
Views of Hot Type, Hard Times after the jump.