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Digging deeper into Idaho's Chinese history

In the 19th century, when gold mining was all the rage in the west, thousands of Chinese miners settled into what became known as the Gem State.

However, much of Chinese history in Idaho has been erased over time. Now there's a growing effort to educate and celebrate that rich legacy.

Our Morning Edition host George Prentice sat down to spend a few minutes on a chapter of Idaho history that we need to hear more about.

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As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.