If journalism is the first rough draft of history, then oral histories come in a close second. Listening to the thoughts and recollections of someone who lived through history can be eternally fascinating or interminably boring, but unquestionably useful. More than 30 years ago, a young woman named Miriam Breckenridge walked into the Community Library in Ketchum and handed over a box of cassettes. On each one were recorded interviews she had done with 18 sheep ranchers of the Wood River Valley. For full story, click here.