Blackfoot Idaho Bed and Breakfast
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Blackfoot Idaho is the Potato Capital of the World and home to the Idaho Potato Museum, which is in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot. Also of interest is the Bingham County Historical Museum, housed in a lovely mansion built of lava rock and wood in 1905. Blackfoot is a charming town north of Pocatello on I-15, just a few hours north of Salt Lake City, UT. Consider spending a few days at an Idaho bed and breakfast exploring all that the town has to offer: Jenson Grove park is lovely in the summer, with a two-mile long walking path circling the lake; the Blackfoot Golf Course is considered to be one of the best in the state; and don't miss the Eastern Idaho State Fair which starts Labor Day weekend.
The name Blackfoot was loosely assigned to the area in early 1800s. Wildfires had burned much of the forest around 1812, and when trappers and traders passed through a few years later, their shoes were blackened by the soot. People native to the region were dubbed "the Blackfoot Crowd" by these trappers due to their blackened feet (they bear no relation to the Blackfeet Tribe), and the name stuck to the area. After the railroad came through the settlement in 1878, the town was officially given the name Blackfoot.
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