Dr. Kackley lived in Soda Springs Idaho and helped those in the small towns in that part of Southeastern Idaho. He was a doctor for Butch Cassidy on a few occasions. These small towns were wild and growing fast in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The small towns often had two sides. One wild with gambling and all that went with it and the other hard working ranchers and farmers.
This book presented a good story and was well down but it was particularly interesting to me because our families pioneered the settlements throughout the areas mentioned in the book and a real life like experience is felt from the book For example, we don't know if Great Great Grandma **Ruth worked directly with Dr. Kackley, but the towns and the dates match perfectly.
Dr. Ellis Kackley was instrumental in the construction of the Caribou County Hospital in Soda Springs Idaho. With a $30,000 bond and his $3,000 donation the 30 bed hospital opened it's doors on December 1, 1925. He and his son, Dr. Evan Kackley donated much of the medical equipment. The hospital served the county until 1969 when the new Caribou Memorial Hospital opened.