Caldwell in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A.K. Steunenberg / Frank Steunenberg
Second generation Hollanders, the 10 Steunenberg children (6 boys, 4 girls) lived their formative years in Knoxville, Iowa. A.K. (Albert Keppel) Steunenberg, answering an advertisement for a printer, came to Caldwell in the late 1880's. He called for his brother, Frank, also a printer, and thereafter followed the rest of the Steunenberg family. At one time, the Stuenenberg migration could account for enthusing some 32 families to move to Caldwell. A.K. and Frank were successful newspapermen, bankers, farmers and reclamationists. The family was instrumental, under the Carey Act, of initiating the Twin Falls Tract and the Boise Project. Frank later became governor of Idaho and served two terms from 1897 to 1901. He was assassinated by a gate bomb at his home on 16th and Dearborn, December 30, 1905. His brothers were very close. A.K. died just 15 months later of March 16, 1907. The Steunenberg family pioneering influence lingers modestly in Caldwell to this day.
Make a mark then stand aside
Erected 2005 by Holland American Steunenberg Society.
Location. 43° 40.037′ N, 116° 41.255′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Main Street, Caldwell ID 83605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caldwell Train Depot (a few steps from this marker); The College of Idaho (approx. one mile away); Emigrant Crossing (approx. 1½ miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 4 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 4 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 4 miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
More about this marker. The marker is located next to the Caldwell Railroad Depot.
Also see . . . Murder of Frank Steunenberg - Spartacus Educational. In 1899 Idaho was hit by a series of industrial disputes. The governor, Frank Steunenberg, took a tough line and declared martial law and asked President William McKinley to send federal troops to help him in his fight with the trade union movement. During the dispute over a thousand trade unionists and their supporters were rounded up and kept in stockades without trial. (Submitted on November 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 4. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.