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5 Fun Facts About August 19 In Idaho History

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1. On August 19, 1938, Idaho Governor C. Ben Ross dedicated a new scenic highway in northern Idaho, now known as the White Pine Scenic Byway.

2. On August 19, 1914, the state of Idaho established its first public health nurses program.

3. On August 19, 1921, the Idaho Statesman newspaper reported on a tragic mining accident that occurred in the nearby town of Silver City, where two miners lost their lives due to a cave-in.

4. On August 19, 1896, a group of miners in the small town of Burke, Idaho founded the Burke Miners' Union, which would go on to play an important role in the state's labor movement.

5. On August 19, 2005, the Idaho State Board of Education approved plans for a new medical school at Idaho State University, which later became the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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