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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In Idaho History

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1. Idaho's First Airline Flight: On June 7, 1926, the first commercial airline flight took off from Boise Municipal Airport (now Boise Airport) destined for Salt Lake City. Western Air Express, later named TWA, operated the flight.

2. Idaho's First Female Governor: On June 7, 2006, former Secretary of State of Idaho, Kathy Hochul, became Idaho's first female governor when she succeeded Governor Dirk Kempthorne.

3. Idaho's Famous Outlaw, Harry Orchard: Harry Orchard, a notorious murderer and member of the Western Federation of Miners, was arrested on June 7, 1906, in British Columbia, as a prime suspect in the assassination of former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg.

4. National Parks in Idaho: On June 7, 1978, the United States Congress designated the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) as a National Recreation Area. The 756,000-acre park is located in central Idaho and includes over 700 miles of trails.

5. Idaho's Populous City: Nampa, Idaho became the largest city in Canyon County after its incorporation was approved on June 7, 1890. As of the 2020 Census, it has a population of 101,324, making it the second-largest city in the state of Idaho.
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