About Caldwell, Idaho

The city of Caldwell is the county seat of Canyon County, in the state of Idaho, with a total land area of 11.4 sq. mi. Statistics also show that the estimated population of the city as of July, 2009 is about 43,000. In a census made in 2000, it appears that 75% of the total population belongs to White people, 28% is Hispanic or Latino, while the rest are African-American, Native American, Asian, and Pacific Islander. Caldwell was once home to hundreds of Chinese immigrants, but during the convention held in 1886 an anti-Chinese League was established to oppose the growing number of Chinese in the city and later they were driven off due to total coercion of the locals in 1890. Caldwell is the home of annual Indian Creek Festival and the first celebration was held on September 25, 2003. The Fairview Municipal Golf Course is the best place for golfing, in fact, the First Annual Idaho Seniors Golf Tournament was held on this golf course in 1967. Other points of interest in the place are the Idaho Wineries, and Orna J. Smith Museum of Natural History. The city is also home to a number of prominent personalities like Troy Beyer, actress, (attended high school in Caldwell); Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer; Renee Tenison, 1990 Playboy Playmate of the Year; Ronee Blakley, actress and singer; A. J. Feeley, NFL quarterback; Dame Darcy, cartoonist and performer; Ron Hadley, NFL linebacker; Cody Pickett, NFL quarterback; Larry Lujack, disc jockey; Gary Stevens, jockey; and Frank Steunenberg, assassinated Governor of Idaho. .

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