Rupert
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When the construction of the Minidoka Dam was underway in 1905, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation developed this town as a model city and placed a beautiful town square right in the middle. The city’s name has two potential and widely disputed origins. Some say the town honors an early reclamation engineer. Other historians and local residents argue that the town’s name honors one of the region’s early mail carriers. Today, John Henry Rupert’s family line believes he was that famous postman. Either way, the town caught on and boasted a large enough population to eventually be named the seat of Minidoka County.

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