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mainly from emigration from Utah. Ricks Academy began in 1903 and soon turned into Rick College, which by 1995 was the largest, privately owned junior college in the country. In 2000, Ricks College’s name was changed to BYU-Idaho. The major historical event of the 1900s was the collapse of the Teton Dam and the consequent flood of the town on June 5, 1976. The depth of the water ran from twelve feet on the north part of town to zero feet as it approached the hills. Rexburg is a major tourism destination; it is a hub of major recreation areas being only seventy-four miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, eighty-one miles from Yellowstone Park, and fifty-five miles from skiing at Grand Targhee. The area streams team with trout, making fishing a major attraction. Things to do include hiking, biking, hunting, off road vehicling, snowmobiling, skiing, and much more. Rexburg is the home of the Idaho International Folk Dance Festival, offering a chance for cultural exchange and bonding with people from all over the world. Rexburg – catch the excitement! Rexburg Chamber of Commerce 127 East Main Street Rexburg, ID 83440 (208) 356-5700 www.rexcc.com rexburg CALENDAR OF EVENTS January Huck – A – Thon March Annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb April Easter Egg Hunt July July 4th Whoopee Days August International Street Dance and Festival Madison County Fair September Rexburg Unplugged October Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo November Annual Christmas in the Nighttime Sky St. Anthony Chamber CALENDAR OF EVENTS May Free Fisherman’s Breakfast July Pioneer Day Celebration August Summerfest Victor Established as a township in the late 1800s, Victor is named for George Victor Sherwood, a postman who devotedly walked the route between Jackson Hole and the south end of Teton Valley to bring residents their mail. Today, Victor is truly a sports enthusiast’s paradise. Bordered by Teton Springs on the south end and Teton Reserve on the north, a golfer has options to play on two of the finest courses in the Valley. Hiking and biking trails overlook the beauty of the Teton Valley, while streams teeming with four different types of trout are available for the anglers. In Victor, you are only a stone’s throw away from any outdoor activity imaginable. Travel Contacts Ashton Area Chamber ...................................................(208) 652-3355 Website: ...........................................................www.ashtonidaho.com Grand Targhee Resort ...............................................(800) TARGHEE Idaho Falls Chamber .................................................(208) 523-1010 Outside Idaho: .............................................................(866) 365-6743 Website: ..................................................www.idahofallschamber.com Idaho Falls Temple Visitor’s Center ............................(208) 523-4504 Island Park Chamber