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5 Fun Facts About September 6 In Idaho History

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1. On September 6, 1910, Idaho experienced the deadliest forest fire in its history, known as the Great Fire of 1910. The fire burned over three million acres of land and claimed the lives of 87 people, including several firefighters.

2. Idaho celebrated its centennial on September 6, 1990. The state was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, making it the 43rd state in the United States.

3. On September 6, 1969, the Idaho State University football team played its first game as a Division I team. They lost to the University of Idaho 28-13.

4. In 1930, Ernest Hemingway visited Hailey, Idaho, for the first time. He fell in love with the town and its surroundings and eventually bought a house there in 1959. Hemingway lived in Hailey until his death in 1961.

5. On September 6, 1966, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated the Snake River as a wild and scenic river. The Snake River runs through Idaho and several other states and is known for its rugged beauty and world-class fishing opportunities.
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