Shoshone is a small historic town on the plains of central Idaho that seems a little lost in time. It developed as a rail center in the 1880s and grew through the early part of the 20th century. Idaho's main east-west transportation corridor moved south to the present route of Interstate 84 in the early 1900s effectively cutting Shoshone off from further development with the new corridor favoring cities like Twin Falls. Shoshone's population has fluctuated between 1,200 and 1,400 since the 1930s. It has been fairly steady but has not grown much since 1910. As a result, downtown Shoshone has largely retained a turn-of-the-century character. The Shoshone train station (pictured below) was built in 1929 and has not been in use since the 1990s. There weren't many specific attractions or accommodations for visitors when I visited in 2014 but it was a nice town to walk around.
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