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5 Fun Facts About August 11 In Idaho History

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1. In 1926, the town of Dubois experienced a significant earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale. The quake caused several buildings to collapse and resulted in one fatality.

2. In 1934, famed American writer Ernest Hemingway purchased a home in Ketchum, Idaho. He would go on to spend many summers at the residence, which is now a museum open to the public.

3. In 1969, the city of Boise experienced one of the worst floods in its history. The flooding resulted in widespread damage to homes and businesses, and thousands of residents were forced to evacuate.

4. In 1999, the Idaho Department of Lands made the decision to close all state forests due to the extreme fire danger caused by drought conditions. The closures lasted for several weeks and impacted outdoor enthusiasts across the state.

5. In 2011, the state of Idaho celebrated its 121st birthday as a state. The Idaho Territory was established by an act of Congress in 1863, and it was admitted as the 43rd state in the Union on July 3, 1890.
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