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5 Fun Facts About April 18 In Idaho History

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1. In 1945, the Idaho State Capitol Building caught fire, causing significant damage. The fire was caused by a discarded cigarette and took over six hours to extinguish.

2. In 1983, Idaho Governor John V. Evans signed a bill that made Idaho the first state in the country to enact a statewide mandatory seat belt law.

3. On April 18, 1874, the town of Albion, Idaho was platted by George Ainslie and A.C. Robbins. The town is named after the many white poplar trees in the area.

4. In 1969, Idaho Governor Don Samuelson signed a bill that designated the huckleberry as the official state fruit. The huckleberry is a popular and delicious wild berry that grows in the state's mountainous regions.

5. On April 18, 1894, the town of Hailey, Idaho was incorporated. Hailey is located in the Wood River Valley and is known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.
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