Gem of the Week: Payette, ID

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 10:27:01-04

This week on Good Morning Idaho, Rachel Garceau highlighted Payette, Idaho as her Gem of the Week, a city with a pretty interesting past. For instance, did you know Payette started out as a railroad construction camp named "Boomerang"? Or that the community was eventually named after a Canadian fur trapper who's life became a mystery after the returned to Montreal in 1844? Watch Rachel's segment for even more fun facts about this western Idaho community!

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