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5 Fun Facts About May 6 In Idaho History

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1. In 1937, the town of Mayfield was incorporated in Bonneville County, Idaho. It was named after the May family, who were early settlers in the area.

2. May 6, 1910 marks the day that the largest earthquake ever recorded in Idaho took place. The magnitude 7.5 quake was felt across the state and caused significant damage in the towns of Challis and Mackay.

3. In 1933, the city of Boise experienced a major flood when the Boise River overflowed its banks. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed and thousands of people were displaced.

4. May 6 is also National Nurses Day, which celebrates the important contributions that nurses make to healthcare. Idaho is home to many excellent nursing programs, including those at Boise State University and Idaho State University.

5. On May 6, 1896, gold was discovered in the Thunder Mountain area of central Idaho. This led to a gold rush in the region, with thousands of miners flocking to the area in search of riches. Today, visitors can explore the historic mining town of Warren and see remnants of the area's gold mining past.
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