Jim Gentry

Twin Falls Prepares for the Future 1955-1965

In December 1954 Twin Falls citizens overwhelming rejected the creation of a Twin Falls County junior college by 2,937 to 467.  Nevertheless, a series of events, including disappointment with the lack of population growth demonstrated by the 1960 census, Twin Falls citizens aggressively began to modernize their community and prepare for the future by 1965.  Community leaders stimulated the voters to develop a modern sewage treatment plant, to create a much more adequate water system, to gain urban renewal funds for sprucing up sixty-year old city and to create a junior college district.