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5 Fun Facts About January 25 In Idaho History

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1. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Idaho as a territory. This paved the way for eventual statehood in 1890.
2. On January 25, 1915, the state's first ski resort, Sun Valley, officially opened. It was also the first ski resort in the United States to have a chairlift.
3. In 1924, the famous "Big Blowout" occurred in Boise, Idaho. This was a large-scale reform campaign aimed at rooting out corruption and illegal activities in the city's government and businesses.
4. On January 25, 1934, a massive flood hit the state of Idaho, causing extensive damage and displacement of thousands of residents along the Snake River Valley. The flood was caused by a combination of heavy snowmelt and warm temperatures.
5. In 1978, the University of Idaho Vandals basketball team upset the nationally-ranked UNLV Runnin' Rebels in a memorable game that went into double overtime. The Vandals won 71-70, with star player Gus Johnson scoring the winning basket.
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