Twin Falls Incorporated

Did you know that today is the unofficial official birthday of Twin Falls? While the town had been in existence for about a year, it wasn’t until April 13, 1905 that incorporation was filed in Cassia County. New city council members (called trustees at that time) included Paul Bickel – yes, that Bickel – and Sam Hamilton, who later served as mayor. The 1905 population of Twin was about 2000, so incorporation made sense in order for the town to pass laws and make decisions for the benefit of its citizens.

So, although we celebrate 1904 as the beginnings of our wonderful metropolis (official now that we’ve hit 50,000), 1905 was the year we made plans for permanence.

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