Boise City, Idaho

Boise City is located in the Southwestern Idaho.

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Boise City is the capital and largest city in Idaho with a population of 205,671 residents (2010).

About Boise City

Boise City is the hub of commerce, banking and government for the state of Idaho. The city offers many outdoor activities. Skiing, biking, boating, hiking, camping, kayaking, river rafting, hunting, fishing and more.

To See And To Do In Boise City

Boise Art Museum

Idaho Historical Museum

Floating in the Boise River

Barber Park

Julia Davis Park

Idaho State Capitol Building

Bogus Basin Ski Resort

History Of Boise City

In the 1862, gold was discovered in the area. In 1863, the military built a fort and a town site was located next to the fort. With the protection of the military, the town grew quickly. The town grow because of the gold rush and also because the historic east-west wagon route, the Oregon trail. In 1864, Boise was incorporated as a city and capitol, and the Idaho Statesman, a daily newspaper was founded.

In 1866, Dr. Ephraim Smith became the first mayor of Boise. He also operated a drug store and opened a private hospital in Boise. By 1868 the city had more than four hundred structures. In 1883, the Idaho Press-Tribune was founded. The capitol building was completed in 1886. In 1887, the city had a streetcar system.

In 1900, nearly 6,000 people lived in the city. In 1905, the Boise's Carnegie Public Library opened. In 1912, the Idaho State Capitol was completed. The railway service came when the elegant Union Pacific Depot was built in 1925. In 1927, the Egyptian Theatre was built. The military had a strong presence during World War II in Boise. A flying and training base was established. In the 1960s, the city was allowed to annex many of the suburban areas and the population grow. In 1988, the Boise Towne Square opened.

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