The Presto Preservation Association is an Idaho nonprofit corporation dedicated primarily to preserving the history of the Nels and Emma Just family.
The Presto Preservation Association is an Idaho nonprofit corporation dedicated primarily to preserving the history of the Nels and Emma Just family. The Association also takes on preservation projects related to the area where Nels and Emma settled. That area, along the Blackfoot River in southeastern Idaho, is known as Lower Presto. It was named after another pioneer resident, Presto Burrell.
Presto Press is the official publication of the Presto Preservation Association. It comes out twice a year, in June and December. The publication began in 1986 as basic newsletter and has grown and developed over the years into a four color magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine are a benefit of membership in the Presto Preservation Association. Individual copies of recent issues can be read in digital form and ordered on demand here.
The Association is always working on a project, whether it is restoring a family property, doing research, or working on another book, you’ll find the latest information under the PROJECTS button.
The family has a strong connection to the Morrisites and the Morrisite War, a little known, violent episode in western history. Links to Morrisite resources can be found under the RESEARCH tab.