Twin Falls County
Twin Falls City
Twin Falls City is an important regional center for the southern part of Idaho and the northern part of Nevada. Jackass, Nevada is popularly thought of as being part of the Twin Falls hinterland. The Snake River flows through town and is the lifeblood of the community. A dual waterfall on the Snake is the origin of the name - Twin Falls. The Snake is literally the reason that Twin Falls is as important a regional center as it is today. Irrigation projects distribute the river's water to hundreds of thosands of acres of rich farmland surrounding the city.
The general area is known to have been inhabited by humans for a very long time. Artifacts in nearby Wilson Butte Cave have been dated back at least ten and perhaps as much as fourteen or fifteen millennia. No matter which set of dates you prefer, these are believed to be among the oldest artifacts in the country. The scholars tell us that Fremont People followed this Paleo Archaic Culture and were, in turn, followed by the Shoshone Indian Tribe. The earliest inhabitants probably hunted the last of the megafauna following the end of the last ice age, while the Fremont almost certainly hunted the buffalo as did the Shoshone.