September 24, 2023 (Cover image credit Bannock County Historical Museum FB)

Pocatello–The Bonneville Neighborhood Association and NeighborWorks Pocatello are hosting a festival this weekend to keep alive the history of the Triangle Neighborhood, at one time the most diverse in the state of Idaho.

Drawn by railroad jobs, immigrants from around the globe created their own new culture in the triangle of land extending from the current City Hall to the Black Swan Inn and down Center St. to the rail yard.  Though the neighborhood lost its unique identity by the end of the 1900s, a monument honoring the original families still stands at 305 N 3rd Avenue.

This Saturday, September 30, the ‘Lasting Legacy’ Festival will “bring the community together to celebrate the rich and diverse history that was part of Pocatello, specifically the Triangle Neighborhood. The attendees will be able to listen to music, visit vendor booths and partake in food cooked up by the Pocatello Police Department.

“A storytelling booth will be set up where many of the historical stories of the Triangle Neighborhood will be displayed. There, even more stories will be collected from residents and descendants of the Triangle Neighborhood.”

The Festival will take place at the intersection of N 3rd Avenue and E Lander Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30.  For more information, click on the flyer below.

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