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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In Idaho History

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1. Idaho became a state on October 6, 1890. At the time, it was the 43rd state admitted to the Union.
2. The first governor of Idaho, George L. Shoup, was inaugurated on October 6, 1890. Shoup had played a key role in securing Idaho's statehood, and served as governor until 1893.
3. On October 6, 1935, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area was established in central Idaho. Covering over 750,000 acres, the area is a popular destination for camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
4. The first recorded snowfall in Boise, Idaho occurred on October 6, 1889. While the snow didn't stick, it was a sign of the harsh winter weather to come.
5. The University of Idaho was founded on January 30, 1889, but its doors didn't open to students until October 6 of that same year. The university is the oldest public university in Idaho, and has since expanded to multiple campuses throughout the state.
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