Timeline of Boise, Idaho facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Boise, Idaho, USA.

19th century

  • 1863 - Fort Boise established by United States Army.
  • 1864 - December 7: Boise designated capital of Idaho Territory.
    • Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman newspaper begins publication.
  • 1866 - Christ Chapel built.
  • 1867 - Henry E. Prickett becomes mayor.
  • 1870 - Territorial Prison built.
  • 1871 - Assay Office (Boise, Idaho) built.
  • 1881 - Historical Society of Idaho Pioneers organized.
  • 1890 - Boise becomes capital of new State of Idaho.
  • 1892 - Woman's Columbian Club organized.
    • Boise Sentinel newspaper begins publication.
  • 1896 - Ahavath Beth Israel (Boise, Idaho) synagogue built.
  • 1897 - Idaho Intermountain Fair begins.

20th century

  • 1900 - Population: 5,957
  • 1901 - Idanha Hotel opens
  • 1905 - Carnegie Public Library opens
  • 1906 - Boise Commercial Club organized
  • 1907 - Julia Davis Park established
  • 1908 - Pinney Theatre opens
    • Swedish Lutheran Church built
  • 1909 - College Women's Club organized
  • 1910 - YWCA organized
    • Population: 17,358
  • 1912 - Idaho State Capitol opens (first phase)
  • 1913 - Idaho Labor Herald and New Freedom newspapers begin publication.
    • Boise-Payette Lumber Company in business
  • 1920 - Population: 21,393
  • 1921 - St. John's Cathedral completed
  • 1925 - Union Pacific Depot opens
    • Idaho Country Club founded, became Hillcrest in 1940
  • 1926 - Airfield in operation, at present site of Boise State University
  • 1927 - Egyptian Theatre opens
  • 1928 - Bandshell built in Julia Davis Park
  • 1932 - Boise Junior College opens
    • Idaho Legionnaire newspaper begins publication
  • 1938 - Boise Airport moves to present site
  • 1939 - Rose Garden dedicated in Julia Davis Park
    • First Albertsons supermarket opens
  • 1940 - Hillcrest Country Club opens at former Idaho Country Club
    • State Funeral of U.S. Senator William Borah; 23,000 pass bier in state capitol
  • 1955 - Boise homosexuality scandal begins
  • 1957 - Boise Cascade headquartered in Boise
  • 1958 - Second public high school, Borah, opens
  • 1960 - Population: 34,481
  • 1964 - Bishop Kelly High School opens
  • 1965 - Third public high school, Capital, opens
  • 1968 - Boise Greenbelt plan adopted
  • 1969 - Boise College becomes Boise State College
  • 1970 - New Bronco Stadium opens, constructed in less than a year.
    • Population: 74,990
  • 1972 - St. Alphonsus Hospital moves to present site from downtown
  • 1973 - Boise Co-op founded.
    • State Penitentiary closes
  • 1974 - Boise State College becomes Boise State University and Boise Bible College established.
  • 1975 - One Capital Center opens
    • Boise A's minor league baseball team begins play (two seasons)
  • 1976 - Old St. Alphonsus Hospital arson, later razed.
  • 1977 - Idaho Shakespeare Festival begins.
  • 1978 - U.S. Bank Plaza opens, as "Idaho First Plaza"
    • Micron Technology begins operations
    • Boise Buckskins minor league baseball team begins play (sole season)
  • 1979 - Mountain West Airlines-Idaho headquartered in Boise
  • 1980 - Population: 102,249
  • 1982 - Taco Bell Arena opens as "BSU Pavilion"
  • 1984 - World Center for Birds of Prey established
    • Boise, Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens
    • Funeral of U.S. Senator Frank Church
  • 1986 - Bronco Stadium installs first blue AstroTurf field
  • 1987 - Boise Hawks minor league baseball team's first season, relocated from Tri-Cities
    • Eastman Building fire,
  • 1988 - Boise Towne Square Mall opens
    • Discovery Center of Idaho constructed.
  • 1989 - Memorial Stadium opens for baseball
  • 1990 - Boise Open golf tournament begins
    • Boise Centre (convention center) opens
    • Population: 125,738
  • 1992 - Boise Weekly begins publication
    • Foothills School of Arts and Sciences established
  • 1995 - Idaho Black History Museum built
  • 1997
    • City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
    • Boise Contemporary Theater group founded
    • CenturyLink Arena opens
    • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (college football) game begins as "Humanitarian Bowl"
  • 1998 - Fourth public high school, Timberline, opens
  • 1999 - Boise Hare Krishna Temple built

21st century

  • 2000 - Riverstone Community School relocates to Boise.
    • Population: 181,711
  • 2002 - Islamic Center founded.
  • 2003 - Boise Dharma Center founded.
  • 2004 - David H. Bieter becomes mayor.
  • 2005 - Caldwell-Boise Express bus begins operating.
    • Boise Guardian begins publication.
  • 2006 - Treasure Valley Rollergirls founded.
    • Albertsons LLC headquartered in Boise.
  • 2008 - Trey McIntyre dance troupe relocates to Boise.
    • Frank Church High School opens.
  • 2009 - February: 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games held.
  • 2010 - Population: 205,671.
  • 2011 - Idaho Aquarium opens.
  • 2012 - Treefort Music Fest begins.
  • 2013 - City sesquicentennial.

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