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Pocatello is a college town in Southeastern Idaho.

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  1. Pocatello is the home of Idaho State University and the manufacturing facility of ON Semiconductor.
  2. The city is named after Chief Pocatello of the Shoshoni tribe, who granted the right-of-way for the railroad across the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
  3. In 1948, the mayor of Pocatello, George Phillips, passed an ordinance making it illegal not to smile in Pocatello. Unintentionally, the ordinance was never repealed.
  4. On December 10, 1987, Pocatello was declared by the mayor the "U.S. Smile Capital."
  5. About 75% of its population are of the Mormon faith.

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