Idaho Falls was located in the southeastern part of the state of Idaho and a city and seat of Bonneville County and sat along the upper part of the Snake River. The area where the present-day Idaho Falls stands was the territory of the Shoshone-Bannock and the Northern Paiute Indians, and then began as the settlement of Eagle Rock at Taylor's Ferry sand later became Taylor's Bridge. The town's name was later renamed in the 1890s after the low but wide cataract in the river, where at present, it is the source of hydropower. It was then developed as a railroad division point and later then became a center of irrigated farming. It eventually diversified the economy where its sources include the high-tech industry, agriculture, livestock, as well as the nearby National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
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