Insects Destroy Idaho County’s Historic Documents

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2012

Officials in southern Idaho’s Lincoln County are taking steps to deal with a rash of paper-eating insects blamed for destroying a collection of historical documents.

Lincoln County Clerk Suzanne McConnell says volunteers discovered the damage as they were working to digitize old, paper records, including court judgments, birth certificates, marriage licenses, land deeds and permits. The records – some dating back to the 1930s – were all kept in the vault below the county courthouse.

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