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History of Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA

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(Eagle Rock)

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA

Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA

What became Idaho Falls was the site of Taylor’s Crossing on the Montana Trail which was a timber frame bridge built across the Snake River. The 1865 bridge was built by Matt Taylor who was a Montana Trail freighter who built a toll bridge across a narrow black basaltic gorge of the river that succeeded a ferry seven miles upstream by several years...

Mail service postmarks indicate that by 1866 the emerging town had become known as Eagle Rock...

In 1891 the town voted to change its name to Idaho Falls, in reference to the rapids that existed below the bridge...

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  • 1895 - Idaho Falls
    Idaho Falls, formerly Eagle Rock, a post-village of Bingham co., Idaho, 27 miles by rail N. by E. of Blackfoot. It has a bank, 2 newspaper offices, a ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Idaho Falls, formerly Eagle Rock, a banking city of Hingham co., Idaho, on the Oregon Short Line, 30 miles NE. of Blackfoot. It has mining- and other ...Read MORE...


  • Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Park Avenue
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  • 1929 - February 16 - KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions

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  • Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Hotel Bonneville

    "The Hotel Bonneville on C Street (now Constitution Avenue) was built by the Idaho Falls Community Hotel Corporation, a group of 421 local citizens under the direction of Idaho Falls attorney O. A. Johannsen and the chamber of... Read MORE...

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  • Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Trout Hatchery and Park
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  • 1953 - December 20 - KID TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting

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Park Avenue
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Hotel Bonneville

"The Hotel Bonneville on C Street (now Constitution Avenue) was built by the Idaho Falls Community Hotel Corporation, a group of 421 local citizens under the direction of Idaho Falls attorney O. A. Johannsen and the chamber of... Read MORE...

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Trout Hatchery and Park
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  • 1895 - Idaho Falls
    Idaho Falls, formerly Eagle Rock, a post-village of Bingham co., Idaho, 27 miles by rail N. by E. of Blackfoot. It has a bank, 2 newspaper offices, a ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Idaho Falls, formerly Eagle Rock, a banking city of Hingham co., Idaho, on the Oregon Short Line, 30 miles NE. of Blackfoot. It has mining- and other ... Read MORE...

  • 1929 - February 16 - KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • 1953 - December 20 - KID TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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