Monday, May 26, 2008

Idaho's Potato King Mansion

The Simplot Mansion on Simplot Hill. You can see this from several locations in Boise, and get a closer view along Bogus Basin Road on the way to the ski resort. J.R. Simplot is called a "potato magnate" and has often been listed as one of the richest people in America, making his fortune on processed potatoes and other agricultural industries. He donated this property to the state to use as a governor's mansion a few years ago (no governor has lived there yet), and he moved to a condo in town - he passed away yesterday at age 99.

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