This image by Mary Hallock Foote portrays the home built by her husband Arthur Foote for the family at the base of Lucky Peak Dam in Idaho.
“No girl ever wanted less to go West with any man, or paid a man a greater compliment by doing so," Foote wrote. The Footes lived in Idaho from 1883 to 1895, mostly in the Boise River Canyon near the foot of present-day Lucky Peak Dam, across from Discovery Park. Mary was a well-known illustrator and author at the time. Arthur was an engineer who designed the canal system in the Treasure Valley; he hoped to cash in on that design by building the canals and bringing water to the land. As with many early canal ventures his went broke, though later investors picked up the pieces and made a success of his design.