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5 Fun Facts About January 13 In Idaho History

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1) In 1879, the Idaho territorial legislature established the University of Idaho in Moscow, which was the first public university in the state.

2) On January 13, 1924, the Wallace district in northern Idaho saw its last major mining disaster when a fire broke out at the Sunshine Mine, killing 91 miners.

3) In 1949, the Sawtooth National Forest was established in central Idaho, covering over 2.1 million acres.

4) On January 13, 1959, the ski resort Sun Valley hosted the first world championships of the newly recognized sport of freestyle skiing.

5) In 2011, Idaho Governor Butch Otter declared January 13th as "Korean-American Day" to honor the contributions of Korean-Americans to the state's economy and culture.
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