Nampa, Idaho, USA - First Street
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Nampa, Idaho, USA
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Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, USA

Nampa began its life in the early 1880s when the Oregon Short Line Railroad built a line from Granger, Wyoming, to Huntington, Oregon, which passed through Nampa. More railroad lines sprang up running through Nampa, making it a very important railroad town. Alexander and Hannah Duffes established one of the town's first homesteads, eventually forming the Nampa Land and Improvement Company with the help of their friend and co-founder, James McGee. In spite of the name, many of the first settlers referred to the town as "New Jerusalem" because of the strong religious focus of its citizens. After only a year the town had grown from 15 homes to 50. As new amenities were added to the town, Nampa continued its growth and was incorporated in 1890...wikipedia

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Nampa, a banking post-village of Canyon co., Idaho, in an agricultural and stock-raising region, 9 miles SE. of Caldwell, on the Oregon Short Line and other railroads. It has foundries and canneries. Pop. in 1900, 799 (largely increased since census.)
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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News  1915 - Ball Players Fight Fire
JOYNER, the Nampa High School Pitcher, and KUSS, the big local flinging phenom (sic), distinguished themselves as fire fighters Saturday afternoon. During the fifth inning of the Boise-Nampa game a small fire started in the grandstand, evidently originating from a cigar butt. The two players...Read MORE...

By United Press.

NAMPA, Idaho, July 2. - This town's Fourth of July celebration was ended abruptly today after an explosion of fireworks in a drug store that killed four and injured more than 20 people.

At least 12 of the injured were in a critical condition.

Mayor R. Lewis Ord ordered...

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flag  Paul Victor Eby (14 January 1903, Nampa, Idaho, USA - 30 September 2000, Hemet Riverside County California, USA) gravestone

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