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Facts About Twin Falls

10 Interesting Facts About Twin Falls

Facts About Twin Falls

  1. Twin Falls was named after the Twin Falls of the Snake River.
  2. Twin Falls was incorporated as a city in 1904.
  3. Twin Falls is one of only three Idaho cities that has a council-manager form of government.
  4. The first people of European ancestry to visit the Twin Falls area are believed to be members of a group led by American Wilson Price Hunt.
  5. The city has a total area of 18.16 square miles, of which, 18.10 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water.
  6. Twin Falls is where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.
  7. The first permanent settlement in the area was a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek near the present-day townsite.
  8. Twin Falls is located at 42°34’N 114°28’W.
  9. The College of Southern Idaho is located in Twin Falls, as is the headquarters of the Minidoka Division of the Sawtooth National Forest.
  10. The city became the county seat of the newly-formed Twin Falls County in 1907.

 

Facts About Twin Falls
Facts About Twin Falls