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5 Fun Facts About September 18 In Idaho History

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1. In 1895, the University of Idaho held its first football game, losing to the Moscow High School team 12-0. This game marked the beginning of a long tradition of football at the university.

2. In 1909, the first airplane flight in Idaho took place in Boise. John B. Gifford piloted the flight, which lasted 22 minutes and covered a distance of 11 miles.

3. In 1931, the Sun Valley Resort officially opened its doors. Known as "America's First Destination Ski Resort," Sun Valley has attracted celebrities and skiing enthusiasts from around the world for decades.

4. In 1955, the Salmon River was designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the U.S. government. The river's rapids and beautiful scenery have made it a popular destination for whitewater rafting and outdoor recreation.

5. In 1986, the Teton Dam in eastern Idaho collapsed, causing massive flooding and widespread damage. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 11 people and caused millions of dollars in property damage. The rebuilding process took years, but Idahoans rallied together to bring the area back to life.
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