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5 Fun Facts About April 3 In Idaho History

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1. In 1866, John Hailey, the founder of Hailey, Idaho was born. He was a successful businessman and politician who served as the governor of Idaho in the late 1890s.

2. In 1891, the first issue of the Idaho Statesman newspaper was published. The Statesman is still in circulation today and is one of the oldest newspapers in Idaho.

3. In 1924, the state of Idaho passed a law allowing for the sterilization of mentally ill individuals. The law remained in effect until the 1970s.

4. In 1936, the Silver Valley miners' strike began. Over 2,000 miners in northern Idaho went on strike, demanding better wages and working conditions. The strike lasted for nearly a year and was one of the largest labor disputes in Idaho history.

5. In 1996, Idaho became the first state in the country to privatize its prison system. The move was controversial and has since been met with criticism over issues of prison overcrowding and mistreatment of inmates.
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