Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls is a city located in the eastern region of the present-day U.S. state of Idaho. Prior to expansion by citizens of the United States, this area was inhabited by the Shoshoni people. As for Idaho Falls, Idaho itself, the town which would eventually grow into it started as the site of Taylor’s Crossing on the Montana Trail. This timber frame bridge was built across the Snake River in 1865 by Matt Taylor. By 1866, a town had sprouted around Taylor’s Crossing. The settlers called this town Eagle Rock, after a nearby island which boasted the nesting site for approximately twenty eagles. By 1891, the town had voted to change its name to Idaho Falls, “in reference to the rapids that existed below the bridge.” The city of Idaho Falls, Idaho was officially incorporated that same year.
Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Idaho Falls, Idaho has a total population of 60,211 people. The Idaho Falls metropolitan area, according to that same estimate, has a total population of 136,108 people. These estimates make Idaho Falls, Idaho the largest city in Eastern Idaho, the largest city in the state outside the Boise metropolitan area, and the third-largest metropolitan area behind Boise City-Nampa and Coeur d’Alene.
Idaho Falls, Idaho serves as a regional hub for the health care, travel, and business industries. In fact, Business Week named Idaho Falls, Idaho as one of the “Best Places to Raise Kids” in 2010, Forbes.com saw Idaho Falls, Idaho as one of the “2010 Best Places for Small Business & Careers,” while Money.CNN.com included Idaho Falls, Idaho in its “Top 100 Cities in 2010.”
Idaho Falls, Idaho serves as the location for the headquarters of the United Potato Growers of Idaho and District 7 of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Additionally, the city is also home to North Wind, Inc., Press-A-Print, and Melaleuca, Inc.
Idaho Falls, Idaho features such dazzling attractions as the Willard Art Center, The Colonial Theatre and Civic Auditorium, and the Museum of Idaho. One of the city’s most prominent landmarks, however, is undoubtedly the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. This structure was the tenth constructed and eighth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple was dedicated on the 23rd of September 1945, and was the first LDS temple built with a modern single-spire design. This single-spire reaches 143 ft (44m) into the air.
Idaho Falls, Idaho is home to two professional sporting franchises of note. They are the Idaho Mustangs, a semi-pro football team playing in the Rocky Mountain Football League and the Idaho Falls Chukars, a minor league affiliate of MLB’s Kansas City Royals. The Idaho Falls Chukars play in the Pioneer League, which is a short-season league operating from June to early September. This is designated as a Rookie Advanced League. The Chukars play their home games at Melaleuca Field and have 3 league titles to their names.
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