- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Humanities Council will honor the College of Idaho archivist for his work documenting the state’s landscapes.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1SQOsN3 ) archivist, photographer and historic preservationist Jan Boles will receive the council’s Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award later this month. Boles’ work has appeared in newspapers, books, magazines, Idaho Public Television documentaries and galleries.

He has a special interest in the state’s historic buildings and worked to preserved “The Hat,” a covered structure on the College of Idaho campus that once served as a trolley stop for the Boise Valley interurban railway.

Boles’ latest project is documenting the geological remnants of the Bonneville Flood, a massive flood that washed over parts of Southern Idaho in the last ice age.

He has lived in Idaho since 1963.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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