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Sun Valley,

mountain resort city (1990 pop. 938), alt. c.6,000 ft (1,830 m), Blaine co., S central Idaho; inc. 1967. It is a popular year-round resort with both winter and summer sports. It was founded as a ski resort in 1936 by W. Averell HarrimanHarriman, William Averell
, 1891–1986, American public official; son of E. H. Harriman. Expanding his railroad inheritance, W. Averell Harriman became a banker and shipbuilder and later (1932) board chairman of the Union Pacific.
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, then board chairman of the Union Pacific RR. The railroad purchased the land and built the resort to attract more passenger traffic to the West; it was the first ski resort to be built as a destination resort. In 1964 it was sold to a land-development corporation; in 1967, Bill Janss, a former Olympic skier, became sole owner. The Hemingway Memorial, on a bluff overlooking a swift-flowing trout stream, was dedicated in 1966.
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The single best source of visitor information is the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber of Commerce, Box 2420, Sun Valley 83353; telephone (208) 726-3423.
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