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5 Fun Facts About August 30 In Idaho History

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1. The Idaho Territory was established on August 30, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Organic Act, creating the Idaho Territory out of lands previously held by the Washington, Oregon, and Dakota Territories.

2. The first Idaho State Fair was held on August 30, 1889: The inaugural fair was held in Boise and attracted 15,000 attendees. It featured exhibits of livestock, agricultural produce, and industrial products.

3. The Salmon River Mountains were officially named on August 30, 1937: The range, located in central Idaho, was named for the Salmon River, which flows through it.

4. The Sun Valley Ski Resort opened on August 30, 1936: Entrepreneur W. Averell Harriman transformed a mining town into the first destination ski resort in the United States.

5. The first female Idaho Supreme Court Justice was appointed on August 30, 1993: Linda Copple Trout became the first woman to serve on the state's highest court, a position she held until 2007.
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