About the Author
David L. Crowder
Idaho native David L. Crowder was born in American Falls. As a child
he moved with his family to Boise Valley and graduated from Kuna High
School. After service in the United States Navy, he attended Idaho
State University in Pocatello where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
1965 and a master’s degree in 1966. He received a Ph.D. in American
history from the University of Utah in 1972.
He taught history classes at Ricks College for twenty years before
leaving to become director of the Idaho State Historical Society.
Currently, he is teaching history, creative writing, and American and
English literature at Garden Valley High School in Garden Valley, Idaho.
Dr. Crowder has taken a great interest in preserving the history of
Idaho. He served for several years on the Board of Trustees of the
Idaho State Historical Society and for five years as its director.
Currently, he is serving on the Placerville (Idaho) Historic
Preservation Commission. He has been involved in several oral history
projects, directed the production of a 16-mm film about the Snake
River, written five other books including the centennial history of
Rexburg, and published several historical articles.
He has been involved in community affairs such as a member of the
Rexburg Kiwanis Club (past president), Parent Teachers Association, Boy
Scouts, and Idaho Centennial Commission. He and his wife, JoAnne, live
in the small historic mining town of Placerville where he is a member
of the city council.
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