Twin Falls

1. a city in S Idaho. 26,209.
2. a waterfall near there, on the Snake River. ab. 180 ft. (55 m) high.

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      city, seat (1907) of Twin Falls county, south-central Idaho, U.S. Located near Twin Falls (65 feet [20 metres] high), Shoshone Falls (212 feet [65 metres]), and Auger Falls (140 feet [43 metres]) of the Snake River, the city is adjacent to a spectacular canyon that bisects the broad, arid river plains. The community, established in 1904, grew up almost overnight with the coming of irrigation and a Union Pacific (Union Pacific Railroad Company) branch railway. It was long primarily an agriculture, trading, and supply centre, with some industrial development, including plastics, hosiery, and farm-machinery manufacturing. During World War II, a relocation camp for Japanese Americans was established on the plain north of Twin Falls; at its height it held more than 10,000 internees. In the 1990s the city's growth was spurred in part by high-tech industry. The (junior) College of Southern Idaho (1964) is located in Twin Falls, as is the headquarters of the Minidoka Division of the Sawtooth National Forest. Inc. village, 1905; city, 1907. Pop. (1990) 27,591; (2000) 34,469.

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