The beautiful City of Pocatello, Idaho rests along the west side of the Rocky Mountain foothills in southeastern Idaho. The county seat of Bannock County, Pocatello is home to an estimated 54,292 residents as of 2014. Established in 1889, Pocatello has successfully melded their deep historical ties to the railroad industry with modern-day amenities and commerce.
After the discovery of gold in the Boise Basin in the 1860s, large numbers of people traveled through the Pocatello area by way of the Oregon Trail. As settlers took up homesteads in the Portneuf Valley, many towns used the stage and freight lines to alleviate the increased demand for goods and services. When a Native American Shoshone tribe chief gave the railroad permission to have a right of passage through the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Pocatello became hub for trade and transportation. Due to its “importance as a junction point and rail route through the mountains,” Pocatello was nicknamed “The Gate City.”
Today, Pocatello continues to be a convenient location for transportation as well as various outdoor activities. While agriculture was its main source of commerce in its early years, producing large supplies of grain, potatoes and other crops, Pocatello has developed a thriving business, technology, and medical industry.
The city is also home to Idaho State University, the state’s lead institution in health professions and medical education. The Stephens Performing Arts Center, located on the University campus, hosts concerts, theatrical productions, and events in its multiple theaters. The construction of The Portneuf Wellness Complex is underway. Upon completion it will feature a state of the art amphitheater overlooking a 7-acre lake with a swimming beach, various sports fields, and walking paths.
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Address: 2350 Via Caporatti, Pocatello, ID 83201