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Railroad Depot
Kimberly Railroad Depot

James McMillan had been associated with the Twin Falls Land and Water Co., a subsidiary of the Buhl-Kimberly Corp.  He, along with Fred Gooding, George Peterson and Frank Burrington formed the Kimberly Town site Co, Ltd. and Minidoka.  Those wishing to purchase a lot wrote their names on slips of paper which were then placed into a churn and drawn out by 5-year-old Oliver West.  This determined the order in which the lots were sold.  Ninety-three people put their names into the churn. 160 acre tracts were sold for $25.00 per acre.  Money from the land sale built the canal that brought Snake River water to the fertile desert.  Residential lots varied from $100 for a "good" lot to $750 for a "choice" lot.
 Railroad depot



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