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Nampa, Idaho, USA

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Where is Nampa, Idaho, USA? 

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

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Nampa, Idaho, USA - A Steam Plow in Action
Nampa, Idaho, USA

A Steam Plow in Action
Nampa, Idaho, USA - Sunset on Lake Ethel
Nampa, Idaho, USA

Sunset on Lake Ethel

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Nampa, a banking post-village of Canyon co., Idaho, in an agricultural and stock-raising region, 9...Read MORE...

News  1915 - Ball Players Fight Fire
JOYNER, the Nampa High School Pitcher, and KUSS, the big local flinging phenom (sic), distinguished ...Read MORE...

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NAMPA, Idaho, July 2. - This town's Fourth of July celebration was ended...Read MORE...

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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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