Pocatello

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Named after a noted 19th Century Shoshoni chief, Pocatello is a working-class town with a strong railroad and trade union heritage. As such it has more of a blue-collar feel to it than the other major Idaho cities. At one time the city boasted the largest rail yard west of the Mississippi River. The city has a reputation for being a (slightly) more progressive enclave in otherwise conservative, Mormon-dominated Eastern Idaho.

Named after a noted 19th Century Shoshoni chief, Pocatello is a working-class town with a strong railroad and trade union heritage. As such it has more of a blue-collar feel to it than the other major Idaho cities. At one time the city boasted the largest rail yard west of the Mississippi River. The city has a reputation for being a (slightly) more progressive enclave in otherwise conservative, Mormon-dominated Eastern Idaho. Although the presence of Idaho State University in Pocatello unquestionably makes it a college town as well, student life is somewhat more sedate than in other college towns in the region such as Moscow, Idaho, or Missoula, Montana. The bar scene can be lively on the weekends, but don't expect to find too many raging frat house keggers here.

Country:
United States
Region:
North America
Population:
55,000 people
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
36 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Red Hot Roasters
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
http://uber.com
Power:
115V60Hz
Ambulance:
911
Fire department:
911
Police:
911

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