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ID: 2025740
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Idaho Falls (inhabited place)  Idaho Falls (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 112 02 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -112.0333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Snake river in SE Idaho; originated as railroad divisionary point; later noted for irrigated farming; named for a small waterfall that is now a source of hydropower.

Names:
Idaho Falls (preferred,C,V)
Eagle Rock (H,V)  ............ from 1863 to 1890

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Idaho (state)  ............  Idaho (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Bonneville (county)  ................  Bonneville (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Idaho Falls (inhabited place)  ....................  Idaho Falls (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as Eagle Rock at Taylor's Ferry in 1863
city (C)
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  produces potatoes, livestock, wheat & sugar beets
scientific center (C)  ............  for nuclear power testing
tourist center (C)  ............  includes Idaho Falls Mormon Temple, a riverbank landmark

Sources and Contributors:
Eagle Rock..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 239
Idaho Falls..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 239
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16010958
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 527
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 239
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16010958
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 527
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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