Historical Nampa, Idaho is one of the primary cities making up the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area. Located approximately 20 miles west of Boise in Canyon County, Nampa is home to an estimated 86,518 residents as of 2013. While the city was officially incorporated in 1891, people began settling in the area in 1883 with the completion of the Oregon Short Line Railroad that extended from Wyoming to Oregon.
In 1903, the Oregon Short Line Depot was opened in downtown Nampa. According to the Canyon County Historical Society, the building “served as Nampa’s train depot until the Union Pacific depot on the north side of the tracks was completed in the latter part of 1925.” The building was then used for Union Pacific offices until it was donated to the Canyon County Historical Society. The depot received a partial restoration and was converted into a museum in 1976. Today, the Nampa Train Depot Museum continues to welcome visitors through its doors.
Also within the depot is the Canyon County Historical Society office. The private, non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the museum and its artifacts; providing interpretations for various exhibits year-round; and educating visitors about Canyon County’s rich history. Every year in August, they host the Nampa Depot Fest, a family-friendly celebration of the Nampa Train Depot. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Jm4vxA.
The Nampa, Idaho branch welcomes the opportunity to provide title and escrow services for your next real estate transaction!
Address: 1005 W Sanetta St., Nampa, Idaho 83651