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5 Fun Facts About April 24 In Idaho History

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1. In 1867, the first newspaper in Idaho, the Idaho World, was published in Idaho City. This helped spread news and information throughout the territory.
2. In 1895, the Idaho State Historical Society was founded in Boise. The society works to preserve and promote Idaho's rich history.
3. In 1914, a massive fire swept through the town of Hailey, destroying much of the business district. The fire was believed to have been started by a cigarette.
4. In 1942, the Japanese internment camp at Minidoka began receiving its first arrivals. Over 13,000 Japanese-Americans were interned at the camp during World War II.
5. In 2008, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Challis, Idaho, causing damage to buildings and injuring several people. The earthquake was felt as far away as Utah and Montana.
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