Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead History

The Farmstead's Lasting Legacy

About 150 years ago, Phillip Schick wandered into a beautiful valley of waist-high grasses & claimed his homestead. For more than a century his farm remain in agricultural production, later worked by Basque families who moved into the area in the early years of the 20th century.

Now it is preserved for posterity as an agricultural living history site with one of the oldest intact farmhouses in Idaho, & the beginnings of active food production with chickens, honey bees & a kitchen herb garden. 

The Farmstead is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in Idaho agricultural history.