Pioneering Health Care:   Marie Osborn

        Idaho’s first Nurse Practitioner

            & the Salmon River Emergency Clinic

       photos by Roland Miller


The Interview Project 

For years Marie Osborn promised to write a book about her life and becoming Idaho’s first nurse practitioner.  When Marie turned 80, she stopped seeing patients and hung up her white coat and stethoscope. 

While Marie has yet to write her book, we’ve decided to help her tell her story through the Interview Project.   Please join us as we complete and post interviews recounting steps in the journey of Marie’s life.  First up is “Indiana Childhood.”

Thanks go to Bunny Siemers (former Mayor of Stanley) and Stewart Wilder (Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Assn) for serving on the project team.  A special thanks to Betty Hunt and Melinda Rider, two of Marie’s sisters, for help with editing.