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Encyclopedia > Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho
Official seal of Twin Falls, Idaho
Seal
Motto: People Serving People
Coordinates: 42°34′41″N 114°28′30″W / 42.57806, -114.475
Country United States
State Idaho
County Twin Falls
Founded 1904
Incorporated 1904
Government
 - Type council-manager
 - Mayor Lance W. Clow
 - City Manager Tom Courtney
Area
 - City 12.0 sq mi (31.1 km²)
 - Land 12.0 sq mi (31.1 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 3,745 ft (6,241.7 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 40,380
 - Density 2,870.1/sq mi (1,108.1/km²)
 - Urban 91,705 (micropolitan area estimate)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 83301 (street addresses) 83303 (PO Boxes)
Area code(s) +1 208
FIPS code 16-82810
GNIS feature ID 0398273
Website: http://www.tfid.org
For the motion picture, see Twin Falls Idaho (film)

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States.GR6 The population was 34,469 at the 2000 census; a 2006 estimate found 40,380 people.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Twin_Falls_County_Idaho_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Twin_Falls_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... 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Twin Falls is the largest city of Idaho's Magic Valley region and the seventh largest in the state. As the largest city in a 100-mile (166-kilometer) radius, Twin Falls serves as a regional commercial center for both south-central Idaho and northeastern Nevada[2]. Magic Valley is a region in south central Idaho consisting of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


Twin Falls is the principal city of the Twin Falls, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area - the state's largest - which officially includes Jerome and Twin Falls Counties[3]. The resort community of Jackpot, Nevada, in Elko County is unofficially considered part of the greater Twin Falls area[4]. United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... Jerome County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Jackpot, Nevada is a small, unincorporated town in Elko County. ... Elko County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ...

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History

Humans may have been present in the Twin Falls area as long as 14,500 years ago. Excavations at Wilson Butte Cave near Twin Falls in 1959 revealed evidence of human activity, including arrowheads, that rank among the oldest dated artifacts in North America[5] . Later native American tribes predominant the area included the Northern Shoshone and Bannock[6]. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... The Bannock or Banate are a Native American people who traditionally lived in the northern Great Basin in what is now southeastern Oregon and Southern Idaho. ...


The first people of European ancestry to visit the Twin Falls area are believed to be members of a group led by Wilson Price Hunt, which attempted to blaze an all-water trail westward from St. Louis, Missouri, to Astoria, Oregon, in 1811 and 1812. Hunt's expedition met with disaster when much of his expedition was destroyed and one man was killed in rapids on the Snake River known as Caldron Linn near present-day Murtaugh. Hunt and the surviving members of his expedition completed the journey to Astoria by land[7]. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The Astoria Column Suomi Hall, the meeting hall of Finnish and Scandinavian immigrants, under the Astoria-Megler Bridge Woman walking her dog along the Columbia River in Astoria The city of Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. ... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... For other uses, see Snake River (disambiguation). ... Murtaugh is a city located in Twin Falls County, Idaho. ...


In 1812 and 1813, Robert Stuart successfully led an overland expedition eastward from Astoria to St. Louis which passed through the Twin Falls area. Stuart's route formed the basis of what became the Oregon Trail[8]. Some 150 years later, Robert Stuart Junior High School in Twin Falls was named in his honor. For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Robert Stuart (1785-1848) was a partner of John Jacob Astor and an American explorer who blazed the Oregon Trail, though his achievement was not recognized until much later. ... For other uses, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation). ...


While other explorers passed through the Twin Falls area throughout the first half of the 19th Century, none saw fit to stay in what was then considered a particularly inhospitable region of the American West[9].

Snake River Canyon
Snake River Canyon

The first permanent settlement in the area was a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek near the present-day townsite[10]. By 1890 there were a handful of successful agricultural operations in the Snake River Canyon, but the lack of infrastructure and the canyon's geography made irrigating the dry surrounding area improbable at best. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... This article deals with the area known as the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. ...


To address this issue, in 1900 the Twin Falls Land and Water Company was formed largely to build an irrigation canal system for the area. Three years later I. B. Perrine, who had been a successful farmer and rancher in the Snake River Canyon, obtained private financing under the provisions of the Carey Act of 1894 to build Milner Dam on the Snake River near Caldron Linn. Completed in 1905, Milner Dam and its accompanying canals made commercial irrigation outside the Snake River Canyon practical for the first time[11]. As a result Perrine is generally credited as the founder of Twin Falls[12]. Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Statue of I. B. Perrine in Twin Falls, Idaho Ira Burton Perrine (born May 7, 1861 - died October 2, 1943) was an Idaho farmer, rancher and businessman. ... The Carey Act of 1894 allowed private companies in the U.S. to erect irrigation systems in the western, semi-arid states, and profit from the sales of water. ... Milner Dam is a rockfill dam located near Burley in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ...


Twin Falls city was founded in 1904 as a planned community, with proceeds from sales of townsite lots going toward construction of irrigation canals. The city is named for a nearby waterfall on the Snake River of the same name. In 1907 Twin Falls became the seat of the newly-formed Twin Falls County. 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The original townsite follows a unique design. It is laid out on northeast-to-southwest and northwest-to-southeast roads. The northwest-to-southeast roads were numbered and called avenues, while the northeast-to-southwest roads were numbered and called streets. Only two central streets, the northwest-to-southeast Main Avenue and the northeast-to-southwest Shoshone Street, were named. It is purported that the reason this was done was to allow sun to come into every room in the home at some point during the day. This system created situations where one side of a street may have an entirely different address than the other, and where the corner of "3rd and 3rd," for example, was in more than one location. In 2003 the numbered northeast-to-southwest streets were renamed to alleviate decades of confusion. Later city roads, such as Blue Lakes Boulevard, Addison Avenue and Washington Street, are laid out in standard north-south and east-west orientations. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After Milner Dam was constructed agricultural production in south-central Idaho increased substantially. Twin Falls became a major regional economic center serving the agriculture industry, a role which it has sustained to the present day. The city became a processing center for several agricultural commodities, notably beans and sugar beets. In later years other food processing operations augmented the local economy. By 1960 Twin Falls had become one of Idaho's largest cities even though its origins were still within living memory for many. Green beans Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed. ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Twin Falls became the center of national attention in September 1974 thanks to an attempt by Evel Knievel to jump the Snake River Canyon in a specially-modified rocket cycle. Watched by millions on television, the attempt ultimately failed due to high winds and a premature deployment of Knievel's parachute. The foundation of the launch ramp, which lies on private land, can still be seen. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Craig Evel Knievel, Jr. ...


During the last quarter of the 20th Century, gradual diversification of the agriculture-based economy allowed the city to continue to grow. Major Twin Falls employers in 2006 included computer maker Dell, Inc., Glanbia., and Jayco, a recreational vehicle manufacturer. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dell Inc. ... Glanbia PLC LSE: GLB, is an international food company whose head offices are located in Kilkenny, Ireland. ... “RV” redirects here. ...


In recent years Twin Falls has become quite multicultural. Thanks in large part to a refugee center operated by the College of Southern Idaho, since 1995 significant numbers of people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Soviet Union have settled in Twin Falls. The city also has a sizeable Hispanic population. The College of Southern Idaho is a two-year community college in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ...


Crime Rate

According to Idicide.com Twin Falls crime levels are "much higher" than Idaho's average levels. This includes violent crimes. 'Sperling's Best Places' states that Twin Falls' crime rate per capita is almost twice as high as the national level.


There were 92 registered sex offenders living in Twin Falls in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in Twin Falls to the number of sex offenders is 420 to 1.


Government

The City of Twin Falls has a council-manager form of government. The seven-member Twin Falls City Council is directly elected in non-partisan municipal elections to four-year terms. The mayor, who holds little executive power, is periodically selected among current city council members to chair meetings. City council meetings are usually held on Mondays. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


The city's day-to-day operations are overseen by a city manager, who is appointed by the city council. The city government through various citizen boards oversees parks and recreation, planning and zoning, sanitation and garbage collection, street maintenance, wastewater collection, and maintains police and fire departments. Twin Falls Public Library, Twin Falls Municipal Golf Course and Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport are also under the city's jurisdiction. Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport (IATA: TWF, ICAO: KTWF), is a public airport located south of Twin Falls, Idaho. ...


Neighborhoods

Twin Falls is divided into several neighborhoods and sections.


Downtown Twin Falls

Downtown Twin Falls
Downtown Twin Falls

The Downtown Twin Falls neighborhood occupies the city's original 1904 townsite. Unlike the rest of the city, streets in the Downtown Twin Falls neighborhood run northeast-to-southwest and northwest-to-southeast. Many professional offices are located on Shoshone Street, while many small, eclectic shops are located on Main Avenue. Most of the rest of the neighborhood is residential. The southern section of Downtown Twin Falls included much of the city's original industrial base, but most of these properties have since become vacant or have been converted to a small retail area known as "Olde Town Twin Falls." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Many of the oldest homes in Twin Falls are located in the Downtown Twin Falls neighborhood.


Historic Downtown Twin Falls is also currently home to the Magic Valley Arts Council, Twin Falls' non-profit arts organization whose mission is to "foster and promote experiences in the arts for all people in the greater Twin Falls area." The Arts Council advocates for the arts in the community, as well as promotes and sponsors events in visual, performing and literary arts for residents and those within the surrounding area.


Blue Lakes Boulevard

Blue Lakes Boulevard
Blue Lakes Boulevard

Named after I. B. Perrine's ranch in the Snake River Canyon, Blue Lakes Boulevard is the main commercial road in Twin Falls. It begins at Perrine Bridge and runs north-south through the city. The intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Pole Line Road south of Perrine Bridge is one of the busiest in Idaho. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the bridge in Ulster County, New York, see Perrines Bridge The I. B. Perrine Bridge at Twin Falls, Idaho is a four-lane span carrying U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon. ...


Blue Lakes Boulevard is heavily commercial between Perrine Bridge and Addison Avenue. The intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Addison Avenue is known locally as Five Points because Shoshone Street leading into downtown Twin Falls also meets Blue Lakes at the location. South of Addison Avenue Blue Lakes Boulevard is more residential.


South of Orchard Street Blue Lakes Boulevard is known as 3000 East.


Presidents Streets

The Presidents Streets neighborhood is located immediately north of downtown. It is comprised of 16 north-south streets named after the first 16 Presidents of the United States. Washington Street, the westernmost of these streets, is a major north-south road in Twin Falls. The other streets are primarily residential. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


Starting with Washington Street, the streets are named after the presidents in order as one moves eastward. The street named after John Quincy Adams is named Quincy Street to differentiate it from Adams Street named after John Adams. John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... For other persons named John Adams, see John Adams (disambiguation). ...


Heyburn Avenue, named after Weldon B. Heyburn, a United States Senator from Idaho in the early 20th Century, serves as an east-west conduit through the neighborhood. Other east-west streets in the area are also named after early Idaho public figures, including Shoup Avenue, Borah Avenue and Dubois Avenue. Weldon Heyburn Weldon Brinton Heyburn was an American politician. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... George Laird Shoup (NSHC statue) George Laird Shoup (June 24, 1836 – December 21, 1904) was an American politician. ... William E. Borah William Edgar Borah (June 29, 1865–January 19, 1940) was an American politician and longtime United States Senator from Idaho noted for his oratorical skills and isolationist views. ... Fred Thomas Dubois (May 29, 1851 - February 14, 1930) was a controversial American politician who served two terms in the United States Senate from the state of Idaho. ...


Generally speaking the Presidents Streets neighborhood is bounded by Addison Avenue in the south, Falls Avenue in the north, Washington Street in the west and Blue Lakes Boulevard in the east.


South Park

The South Park neighborhood is centered around South Park Avenue south of downtown Twin Falls. Much of the city's current industrial base is located in this area. A residential section in the southeast part of the neighborhood is locally noted for its high crime rate.


CSI

The College of Southern Idaho, known locally as CSI, dominates the northwestern part of the city. The campus stretches along Falls Avenue from Washington Street to Fillmore Street and north to North College Road. The surrounding area includes several residential areas. The CSI area is one of the fastest-growing parts of Twin Falls, with new residential and commercial developments stretching north and west towards the Snake River Canyon. A new public high school will be built in this area by 2009.


Eastern Twin Falls

Twin Falls east of Blue Lakes Boulevard is primarily residential, and has long been considered the more upscale area of the city. Main roads in eastern Twin Falls include Kimberly Road, Addison Avenue East and Eastland Drive. Like the CSI area, eastern Twin Falls has also experienced significant growth in both the residential and commercial sectors in recent years.


Education

Twin Falls is home to the College of Southern Idaho, a large community college in the northwestern part of the city. Several Idaho universities, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho, also offer classes on the CSI campus. The College of Southern Idaho is a two-year community college in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Boise State University is a state university located near downtown Boise, the capital city of Idaho. ... Idaho State University (ISU) is a public university operated by the U.S. state of Idaho. ... The University of Idaho is the states prominent institution of higher learning, located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County. ...


Public schools are administered by the Twin Falls School District, including Twin Falls High School, the alternative Magic Valley High School, two junior high schools (Robert Stuart and Vera C. O'Leary), and seven elementary schools (Bickel, Harrison, I.B. Perrine, Lincoln, Morningside, Oregon Trail and Sawtooth). Twin Falls High School is a high school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... Great Neck Village School, an alternative school in Great Neck, New York in the United States An alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or remedial school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of... Magic Valley High School is an alternative high school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ...


On March 14, 2006, Twin Falls voted to build an additional high school, which was named Canyon Ridge High School in November 2006 [1]. Voters also approved plans to make improvements to existing school buildings and convert the junior high schools to middle schools. These projects are scheduled to be completed by 2009. Canyon Ridge High School is a planned public high school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Private schools include Lighthouse Christian School, Magic Valley Christian School, St. Edward's Catholic School, Twin Falls Christian Academy and a growing community of home-schoolers. Lighthouse Christian School is a private Christian school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... Magic Valley Christian School is a private Christian school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... Magic Valley Christian School is a private Christian school in Twin Falls, Idaho. ...


Media

Twin Falls is served by one local daily morning newspaper, The Times-News. Boise's Idaho Statesman and USA Today are also widely available in the city. The Times-News is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Twin Falls, Idaho, area. ... Idaho Statesman is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho metropolitan area. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Over-the-air television stations include KMVT (CBS) and their two low power stations KTWT (CW) and KTID (ION, MyTV), KIPT (PBS), KXTF (Fox), KTFT (NBC) and KSAW (ABC). Cable television subscribers receive these local stations as well as stations in Boise and Salt Lake City, Utah. For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ...


CSN International, an international Christian radio station is also broadcast from Twin Falls, Idaho Image:1090716252 m. ...


Several commercial radio stations in a variety of formats broadcast in the Twin Falls area.


Transportation

Twin Falls is served by U.S. Highway 30, U.S. Highway 93 and is near Interstate 84. Trans IV, a small public transportation system operated by the College of Southern Idaho, is also available. United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... United States Highway 93 is a major north-south United States highway in the western U.S., extending between the Canadian border in Montana, where it connects with B.C. Highway 93, and Wickenburg, Arizona, a small town about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Phoenix. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway that runs from an intersection with Interstate 5 at Portland, Oregon to an intersection with Interstate 80[1] at Echo, Utah—roughly the same route as the Oregon Trail. ...


Limited commercial air service is provided at Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport. As of March 2006 daily flights to Salt Lake City International Airport are operated by SkyWest Airlines using the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia. Magic Valley Regional Airport (IATA: TWF, ICAO: KTWF), also known as Joslin Field- Gateway to the Great Rift, is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of Twin Falls, in Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA. It is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ...


Trivia

In 1999, Bruce Willis, a resident of nearby Blaine County, chose Twin Falls to serve as the fictional Midland City in the film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions. Several Twin Falls locations, notably the Rob Green auto dealership on Blue Lakes Boulevard North, are prominently featured in the film. This article is about the year. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Germany) is an American actor and singer. ... Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ... Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ...

View of the Perrine Bridge from the south side of the canyon.
View of the Perrine Bridge from the south side of the canyon.

The Perrine Bridge, which spans the Snake River Canyon immediately north of the city, is one of only a handful of locations worldwide where BASE jumping is legal. In September 2005 Miles Daisher of Twin Falls set a BASE jumping world record by jumping off Perrine Bridge 57 times in a 24-hour period. In July 2006 Dan Schilling jumped off the bridge 201 times in 21 hours to raise money for charity. Unlike Daisher, Schilling was hoisted to the top of the bridge by a crane after every jump. [2] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,152 × 1,716 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,152 × 1,716 pixels, file size: 1. ... For the bridge in Ulster County, New York, see Perrines Bridge The I. B. Perrine Bridge at Twin Falls, Idaho is a four-lane span carrying U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon. ... BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notable musicians who spent parts of their childhood in Twin Falls include Gary Puckett, Paul Durham of Black Lab, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. First album cover, 1967 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (initially credited as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett) was a popular American pop rock group in the late 1960s (see 1967 in music, 1968 in music, 1969 in music). ... Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced Motley Croo) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California in 1980. ... Doug Martsch Doug Martsch, a native of Boise, Idaho, is best known for his distinctive vocals and guitar style in the band Built to Spill. ... Built to Spill is an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho. ...


Built to Spill's 1994 song "Twin Falls," which mentions Harrison Elementary, is based on Martsch's experiences growing up in the city. Ben Folds Five released a live cover of "Twin Falls" on their 1998 album Naked Baby Photos. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Ben Folds Five (1994–2000) was a trio formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who were a mainstay of piano rock until their breakup in 2000. ... Naked Baby Photos is a compilation album comprising of outtake material from recordings of Ben Folds Fives first two studio albums, and live performances. ...


Despite its title, the 1999 film Twin Falls Idaho is neither set in nor has anything to do with the city.


W. Mark Felt, the informant in the Watergate scandal known as Deep Throat, graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1931. William Mark Felt, Sr. ... Watergate redirects here. ... For other uses, see Deep Throat (disambiguation). ...


Shoshone Falls is taller than Niagara Falls by about 42 feet. Shoshone Falls Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. ... For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ...


Twin Falls had the first live call-in radio show in the nation. It was called "Party Line" and was hosted by L. James Koutnik on KLIX radio. The FCC attempted to time delay the program but the host, and his willing conspirator, station owner Charlie Tuma, thwarted this effort and continued to allow live callers on the air.


Geography

Twin Falls is located at 42°33′41″N, 114°27′49″W (42.561420, -114.463715)GR1. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 199 KB) Summary Shoshone Falls, selfmade photograph in May 1998. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 199 KB) Summary Shoshone Falls, selfmade photograph in May 1998. ... Shoshone Falls Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. ... For other uses, see Snake River (disambiguation). ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The Snake River Canyon forms the city's northern limits, separating it from Jerome County. There are three waterfalls in the immediate area. Shoshone Falls is located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls city. Pillar Falls is located approximately 1.5 miles upstream from the Perrine Bridge while Twin Falls, the city's namesake, is located upstream of Shoshone Falls. Jerome County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shoshone Falls Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 34,469 people, 13,274 households, and 8,867 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,108.1/km² (2,870.1/mi²). There were 14,162 housing units at an average density of 455.3/km² (1,179.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.77% White, 0.22% African American, 0.74% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.71% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.89% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 13,274 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,641, and the median income for a family was $38,632. Males had a median income of $30,742 versus $20,934 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,439. About 9.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

W. Lane Startin Wesley Lane Startin (born July 15, 1973 in Coeur dAlene, Idaho) is an American author and politician. ... Allyson Swan, Miss Idaho USA 2006 Allyson Swan is the current Miss Idaho USA 2006. ... The Miss Idaho USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss USA pageant. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Idaho, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (SUB-EST2006-04-16) Accessed 16 July 2007
  2. ^ City of Twin Falls Comprehensive Plan Update Accessed 7 May 2007
  3. ^ METROPOLITAN AND MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENTS, December 2005, WITH CODES Accessed 7 May 2007
  4. ^ Twin Falls visitidaho.org Accessed 7 May 2007
  5. ^ Wilson Butte Cave Accessed 7 May 2007
  6. ^ Northern Shoshone and Bannock Economy Accessed 7 May 2007
  7. ^ The Fur Trade Explorers Accessed 7 May 2007
  8. ^ The Astorians Accessed 7 May 2007
  9. ^ Road Trip USA - The Oregon Trail Accessed 7 May 2007
  10. ^ Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite Accessed 7 May 2007
  11. ^ Ira Burton Perrine Accessed 7 May 2007
  12. ^ Times-News Summer Fun Guide Accessed 7 May 2007

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