Bonnie Bond Stoddard
Bonnie Bond Stoddard, 87, was recognized for her work as an agricultural historian – a lifetime of volunteer work dedicated to preserving the pictures and heritage of the men, women, organizations and events in Clark County history.
Bonnie’s writing career began as a newspaper reporter for Clark County while in high school, covering the area with a weekly column for more than 60 years. She has gathered and preserved more than 5,000 photos of early Clark County; has been consulted for rural historic preservation projects in rural Clark County, and has written successful grants for several of them. She was appointed by the Governor as Idaho State Centennial chairman for Clark County.
Bonnie is a prolific and well-respected author. She was editor and wrote most of the iconic 1,304-page Clark County history: Settlers of the Silver Sage and has other large rural history projects in progress. Her personal archives contain thousands of documents, letters, reports, books and photos and she continues to track down information and images, sharing her collection and knowledge with researchers and historians across the country.
In addition to her dedication to recording the history of Clark County and Eastern Idaho people and places, Bonnie has spent over 50 years volunteering with 4-H, rodeo, Lions Club, and agricultural and civic groups.
Married to the late Kenneth “Ross” Stoddard, the couple has two children.