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Part of the grand finale at the Emmett Forth of July Celebration. This display is done only by donations.
Emmett is a city in Gem County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,557 at the 2010 census,up from 5,490 in 2000. It is the county seat and the only city in the county. Emmett is part of the Boise City−Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Originally called "Emmettville," it was primarily a post office named after Emmett Cahalan, the son of Tom Cahalan, an early settler of the area. The post office was later moved but retained the name. A few years later the "ville" was dropped and the post office and town became simply Emmett. In 1883 James Wardwell had the town platted, and in 1900 the town was incorporated as Emmett. Later, in March 1902, the Idaho Northern railroad came to the valley.
August 4th, 2014
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