During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family – Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children – moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell’s Canyon, deepest scratch on the face of North America. “Cut off from the world for months at a time, the Jordans became virtually self-sufficient. Short of cash but long on courage, they raised and preserved their food, made their own soap, and educated their children” (Sterling North, New York World-Telegram).
“Home Below Hell’s Canyon is valuable because it writes a little-known way of life into the national chronicle. We are put in touch with the kind of people who set the country on its feet and in the generations since have kept it there….Primarily it is a book of courage and effort tempered by the warmth of those who trust in goodness and practice it.” –Christian Science Monitor
“The thrilling story of a modern pioneer family….An intensely human account filled with fun, courage, and rich family life.” –Seattle Post-Intelligencer