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Boise, city, United States


(boi`sē, –zē), city (1990 pop. 125,738), state capital and seat of Ada co., SW Idaho, on the Boise River; inc. 1864. The largest city in Idaho, Boise is an important trade and transportation center. Food processing and the manufacture of paper and wood products, computer hardware and software, semiconductors, and electronics are the major industries. Many state and federal government offices are there, as are Boise State Univ. and the Idaho State Historical Musuem. A gold rush in the Boise valley and the establishment of a military post in 1863 led to the founding of Boise City, which grew as a distribution center for miners and became the capital of Idaho Territory in 1864. Later, particularly with the building of Arrow Rock Dam (1911–15), the region was developed for farming, and Boise drew wealth from orchards and fields rather than mines. Increased irrigation, hydroelectric power, and flood control projects associated with the Boise River have increased the area's agricultural yield.

Boise, river, United States


river, c.160 mi (260 km) long, rising in SW Idaho and flowing west to join the Snake River at the Oregon line. In 1811 the Boise River, originally called Reed's River, was explored by an expedition financed by John Jacob Astor (1763–1848), an American merchant. Irrigation, hydroelectric power, and flood control are part of the Boise project.


, Boise City
a city in SW Idaho: the state capital. Pop.: 190 117 (2003 est.)
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Ken Malgren is a captain fire inspector with the Boise City Fir Department, Boise, Idaho.
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This very complex financing included the sale of tax-exempt bonds issued by the Boise City Housing Authority and credit enhanced by a KeyBank letter of credit, a loan from the University of Idaho Foundation, a pledge of parking revenues by Capital City Development Corporation and tax credit equity provided by Paramount.
March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent School District of Boise City, serving 25,000 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its district-wide student management system.

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