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Jackson Lee Davis
Column from the Idaho Statesman
Little is known about Diamondfield Jack’s early life. He was born about 1879 somewhere in the East. By 1892, he was working in the Black Jack mine in the Silver City district of Owyhee County.


Masonic Building
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
This building has recently been willed to the city of Albion to repair, maintain and use. I’m hoping it will be used as a museum (housing pictures, artifacts, history, anything pertaining to the Masons, etc.) as well as a meeting place.


Lottie Camp Brackenbury
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
Louis Kamp (changed to Camp in America) was the father of Lottie Camp Brackenbury. He was a brick and ston Mason and made the foundations for many of the houses in Albion.


Oliver P. Anderson
Albion History of the Past – From History of Idaho
Oliver P. Anderson who is engaged in ranching near Declo in Cassia County, Idaho was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 23, 1863. He is a son of Oliver Erwin and Mary (Kellam) Anderson.


Colonel Rice L. Wood
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
Col Rice L. Woods in 1870, tended a band of cattle in Marsh Basin while working for a cattle company believed to be Land Cattle Co.


Albion Pioneers Contributed Much to Idaho
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
Marsh Basin (Albion) was one of the few Idaho Territorial towns that existed in the 1870’s and greatly contributed to the development of southern Idaho and the state.


Tribute to Albion Pioneers Integrity
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
Hundreds came 1879-1919. Though few in population, they did BIG things for hundreds of people! This unique class of men and women realized a small valley probably wouldn’t become highly populate, but they were going to do all they could anyway to benefit their county and the new state.


Masonic Cemetery & Early Members of The Lodge
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
One had been a surgeon in the Civil War; one had worked as a cabin boy on a trans-Atlantic boat from N. Y. to Liverpool; one had met up with General George Armstrong Custer and one had worked on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad.


Cassia County Courthouse
Albion History of the Past – by Verlene L. Powell
The Albion Valley Historical Society has plans to restore the old courthouse, last used as Arnold’s Market.  It originally was built as a hotel, but not completed when Hardy Sears, owner, decided to move to Minidoka and take up the hotel business and a Stage Route.


Diamondfield Jack Story
A story by Ted Severe
This information was with my Great-Grandmother’s papers, Agnes McBride Dummer and provided by my Sister Sandy. It was handwritten in pencil on old paper and held together with a pin. It is a true story but I do not know if my Grandmother copied it from somewhere or it was given to her.