Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Maria Dolores (Lola) Binnard, circa 1910
Following her fatherís request, she continued to manage and maintain Urquides Village eventually transforming it from workersí quarters to retiree cottages. In 1947 the Idaho Statesman characterized Urquides Village as a “famous campsite” that now provided a “bachelorís haven” of bungalows for a tight community of retirement.
Until the day of her death, September 7, 1965, Lola promoted the village as a tourist attraction. She gave historical tours, recounted personal recollections and stirring accounts of her fatherís adventures as a packer, miner and participant in the Indian Wars.
Erected 2013 by Boise City Department of Arts and History.
Location. 43° 36.702′ N, 116° 11.754′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on West Main Street 0.1 miles east of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on a pedestal, directly in front of an office building,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 (here, next to this marker); Jesus Urquides Packs a Mule, 1925 (here, next to this marker); Jesus Urquides, Circa 1870 (here, next to this marker); The Chico Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Basque Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grove Street Warehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a tall metal pedestal adjacent to an attractive metal and wood sculpture of a 19th century camera. Marker text is printed in English (left side) and Spanish (right side)
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Also see . . . Binnard Family History.
Daniel and Lola were married on 3 July 1902 at Boise. For a few years they ran a grocery store in Ontario, Oregon, but by 1911 they were back in Boise, where Daniel resumed work as a traveling salesman. He died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Lincoln Inn in Gooding, Idaho on 3 December 1915. Lola lived in Boise the rest of her life. The 1918 city directory shows her working as a stenographer in the State Land Department. In 1920, still a stenographer, she lived with her parents at 115 Main. (Submitted on November 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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