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Idaho Falls Essential Info


Idaho Falls is a city in Eastern Idaho. It is the county seat of Bonneville County and the largest city in Eastern Idaho. It has a population of about 50,000 and the metro area contains about 115,000 people.

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  1. Steven E. Carr, the only American ever elected to Standing Commission of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, organization's highest governing body worldwide, was born in Idaho Falls
  2. In 1891 the town voted to change its name to Idaho Falls, in reference to the rapids that existed below the bridge.
  3. In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station in the desert west of the city, and on Dec. 20, 1951, a nuclear reactor produced useful electricity for the first time in history. The site was the scene of the only fatal nuclear reactor incident in U.S. history on the night of January 3, 1961.

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