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5 Fun Facts About April 15 In Idaho History

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1. On April 15, 1912, the first Idaho-based Girl Scout troop was formed in Boise. The troop was led by Mrs. D.W. Standley and her daughter and included 18 members. Today, there are over 4,000 Girl Scouts in Idaho.

2. The Idaho State Capitol Building was dedicated on April 15, 1920, after seven years of construction. The building, located in downtown Boise, features classical architecture and is made of sandstone from the nearby Table Rock quarry.

3. On April 15, 1935, the first television station in Idaho began broadcasting. KIDO-TV was owned by the Idaho Broadcasting Corporation and broadcasted in black and white. Today, there are over 25 television stations in Idaho.

4. In 1948, on April 15, the Sun Valley ski resort closed for the season after welcoming its highest number of visitors yet. Sun Valley is known for its world-class skiing opportunities and has hosted numerous skiing competitions, including the 1939 World Alpine Ski Championships.

5. On April 15, 1970, the Idaho State Board of Education approved the creation of the first community college in Idaho. College of Southern Idaho, located in Twin Falls, opened its doors in the fall of 1965 and today offers over 115 areas of study.
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