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A transcription of the Bruneau Cemetery is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in a collection called [[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]], US Vol. 24 page 51.  
 
A transcription of the Bruneau Cemetery is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in a collection called [[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]], US Vol. 24 page 51.  
  
=== History ===
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=== History ===
  
The first settlers came to the Bruneau Valley because of the availability of water and the hot springs in the upper part of the valley.
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The first settlers came to the Bruneau Valley because of the availability of water and the hot springs in the upper part of the valley.  
  
The Bruneau Valley provides fertile soil for farming and access to the large rangelands nearby, which provide grazing for livestock. In the 1860s and 1870s, cattle drives brought large herds from California and Texas. Many of the people who came with those herds stayed to establish homes in the area.
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The Bruneau Valley provides fertile soil for farming and access to the large rangelands nearby, which provide grazing for livestock. In the 1860s and 1870s, cattle drives brought large herds from California and Texas. Many of the people who came with those herds stayed to establish homes in the area.  
  
The first store and saloon in Bruneau was built in 1884. By 1929, the town had grown to a population of 800 and had a hotel, store, post office, bank, and several other businesses.
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The first store and saloon in Bruneau was built in 1884. By 1929, the town had grown to a population of 800 and had a hotel, store, post office, bank, and several other businesses.  
  
In 1912, the Owyhee Nugget newspaper moved from [[Silver_City,_Idaho|Silver City]] to Bruneau and continued there until 1940, when it moved to [[Marsing,_Idaho|Marsing]].
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In 1912, the Owyhee Nugget newspaper moved from [[Silver City, Idaho|Silver City]] to Bruneau and continued there until 1940, when it moved to [[Marsing, Idaho|Marsing]].  
  
Bruneau also had several social organizations, including the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Modern Woodmen, and Royal Neighbors.
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Bruneau also had several social organizations, including the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Modern Woodmen, and Royal Neighbors.  
  
The area today utilizes the hot springs to produce warm water fish and to grow hydroponic vegetables year-round.<ref>Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River Country - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987]</ref>
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The area today utilizes the hot springs to produce warm water fish and to grow hydroponic vegetables year-round.<ref>Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River Country - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987]</ref>  
  
The nearby [http://www.stateparks.com/bruneau_dunes.html Bruneau Dunes State Park] is a popular scenic attraction.
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The nearby [http://www.stateparks.com/bruneau_dunes.html Bruneau Dunes State Park] is a popular scenic attraction.  
  
 
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=== School Records and Yearbooks  ===
 
=== School Records and Yearbooks  ===
  
Bruneau has an [http://www.sd365.us/bruneau/bruneau.htm elementary school] and is also the home of [http://www.sd365.us/rimrock/rimrock.htm Rimrock High School].
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Bruneau has an [http://www.sd365.us/bruneau/bruneau.htm elementary school] and is also the home of [http://www.sd365.us/rimrock/rimrock.htm Rimrock High School].  
  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/documents/yearbooks-patronview.pdf Idaho State Archives] has a 1986 copy of "The Raider," a high school annual for Rimrock High School, which serves Bruneau, Grandview, and Oreana residents.  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/documents/yearbooks-patronview.pdf Idaho State Archives] has a 1986 copy of "The Raider," a high school annual for Rimrock High School, which serves Bruneau, Grandview, and Oreana residents.  
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Idaho > Owyhee County > Bruneau

Bruneau is an unincorporated community in the northeastern part of Owyhee County, Idaho.

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries at or near Bruneau have been identified by the Idaho State Archives.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Bruneau Bruneau
Hot Springs south of Bruneau Photos online[1]
Nit Creek near Bruneau "by Strickland's Old Place on Nit Creek

Old Knighton Farm at Split River Ranch near Bruneau


A transcription of the Bruneau Cemetery is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in a collection called LDS Cemetery Records, US Vol. 24 page 51.

History

The first settlers came to the Bruneau Valley because of the availability of water and the hot springs in the upper part of the valley.

The Bruneau Valley provides fertile soil for farming and access to the large rangelands nearby, which provide grazing for livestock. In the 1860s and 1870s, cattle drives brought large herds from California and Texas. Many of the people who came with those herds stayed to establish homes in the area.

The first store and saloon in Bruneau was built in 1884. By 1929, the town had grown to a population of 800 and had a hotel, store, post office, bank, and several other businesses.

In 1912, the Owyhee Nugget newspaper moved from Silver City to Bruneau and continued there until 1940, when it moved to Marsing.

Bruneau also had several social organizations, including the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Modern Woodmen, and Royal Neighbors.

The area today utilizes the hot springs to produce warm water fish and to grow hydroponic vegetables year-round.[2]

The nearby Bruneau Dunes State Park is a popular scenic attraction.

Maps

Mapquest map of the Bruneau area.

Newspapers

The Idaho State Archives has copies of the following newspapers, published in Bruneau.

Owyhee Nugget -- 5 Sep 1912 through 23 May 1940
Owyhee Nugget -- 22 May 1924
Owyhee Nugget -- 24 Nov. 1927 through 30 Apr. 1931

School Records and Yearbooks

Bruneau has an elementary school and is also the home of Rimrock High School.

The Idaho State Archives has a 1986 copy of "The Raider," a high school annual for Rimrock High School, which serves Bruneau, Grandview, and Oreana residents.

Web Sites

Wikipedia page for Bruneau, Idaho.

References

  1. Idahogravestones.org is an organization of volunteers whose purpose is to capture photographs of gravestones in the cemeteries of Idaho. It operates under USGenWeb, but is separate from the transcriptions of gravestones on the county pages.
  2. Idaho's Owyhee: Snake River Country - An Auto Tour. Souvenir Edition. [n.p., c1987]