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Property Name Nampa Valley Grange #131
Reference Number 13000002
State Idaho
County Canyon
Town Nampa
Street Address 203 5th Avenue South, Nampa, ID
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 02/13/2013
Areas of Significance SOCIAL HISTORY
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000002.pdf
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The Nampa Valley Grange is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the local level under Criterion A for its significance in the area of Social History. It meets the criteria and is Individually eligible under the Multiple Property Documentation The Grange in Idaho. Originally established by local farmers seeking more clout to negotiate the purchase of flour and coal, this Grange hall reflects the pattern of evolution of a typical Grange organization. Beginning in the late 19th century, Granges provided a social focal point for agricultural communities all across the United States. They provided opportunities for social, educational, political and recreational activities to rural citizens who previously had few such outlets.

 

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