Welcome to Buhl, Idaho
The history of Buhl began with the vision of men who could see great potential hidden beneath the sagebrush-covered area. The U.S. government was interested in developing the west for settlement and provided financial assistance for early settlers under the Carey Act and the Bureau of Reclamation Act in the early 1900’s.
Eager financiers arrived in the area in the early 1900’s to look at the possibilities the land promised. Frank H. Buhl, a Sharon, Pennsylvania native, came in hopes of purchasing a mining operation, but finding the mine already sold he decided to look into investing in the proposed irrigation project. Along with Mr. I. B. Perrine and Peter Kimberly, the three men agreed that the project had great promise and formed a corporation to help the project reach completion.