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Ketchum

Blaine County,

Idaho

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The Idaho state capital is Boise.


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Zip Codes

83353

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Ketchum is approximately 2,685 (1994), 2689 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1431 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ketchum is 6.769 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ketchum to Washington DC is 2077 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ketchum is positioned 43.68 degrees north of the equator and 114.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ketchum elevation is 5,821 feet above sea level.
Ketchum per capita income is $30,300 (1996).
Ketchum median income is $31,199 (1990).

Ketchum miscellany.

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Location

Ketchum location: Just south of Sun Valley Ski Resort on Hwy 75 in central Idaho. Here is a map page for the area.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Ketchum is mountain-desert.
Ketchum average annual precipitation is 15 inches per year.
Ketchum average annual snowfall is 150 inches per year.
Ketchum average annual humidity is 30
The average winter temperature is 23 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Ketchum history:

Ketchum began as a shipping and smelting center for the nearby Wood River Valley ore mines. The Horace Lewis Fast Freight Line supplied the mines and smelters with materials in their giant ore wagons. Some of these may be seen in local museums.

The Guyer Hot Springs Resort, on Warm Springs Road, helped make Ketchum famous by the late 1800's. The Resort combined with the mining operations here, caused many to visit the area at that time.

By 1936, with the slowdown in mining, there were only about 100 year-round residents in Ketchum. In January of '36, Count Felix Schaffgosch came into the valley. He had been hired by the Union Pacific Chairman, Averell Harriman, to find a "perfect spot" for a ski resort. It didn't take more than a couple of days for the County to decide on this spot for the resort. He wired Harriman:
"Among the many attractive spots I have visited, this combines the more delightful features of any place I have seen in the United States, Switzerland, or Austria for a winter ski resort." In less than a year, the luxurious Sun Valley Resort was completed and the doors were open to international publicity. The Sun Valley /Ketchum area was on the map. Among those who "fell in love" with Sun Valley were: Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable, Ingrid Bergman and many others. It was here that Hemingway finished his book, "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

Here is a history page for Ketchum.
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Attractions

Ketchum attractions:

The Ketchum Zoo
126 Grace Dr-Deer Creek
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-4113

Ketchum/SV Historical Society/Heritage & Ski Museum
Mailing Address
Box 2746
Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: (208) 726-8118

Ore Wagon Museum
The original 1880's ore wagons used to transport gold and silver ore has been preserved and are on display. Every year maintenance is done to keep the wagons in shape to be driven in the Wagon Days parade with a team of 18 horses.
Physical Address
5th & East Ave.
Ketchum, ID 83340
Wagon Days and the Big Hitch Parade

Sun Valley Center for the Arts
The Center is a non-profit arts education organization that is committed to providing high quality educational and culture programming that challenges, engages and stimulates our community. We offer programs on the visual arts, performing arts, and humanities.
191 5th Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340
Mailing Address
Box 656
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Phone: (208) 726-9491
Fax: (208) 726-2344

Sun Valley Summer Symphony
The largest free admission symphony in the Rockies. The SVSS performs twelve free concerts in early August under the baton of Music Director Alasdair Neale. Prior to the season, the Bronfman Chamber Series runs in late July.
600 North Main St. Suite C-1
Ketchum, ID 83340
Mailing Address
Box 1914
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Phone: (208) 622-5607
Fax: 208-622-9149

What to do here in the Ketchum area? There is more than you could ever have time to do. See this page for a great list

NOTED NOTABLES
Ernest Hemingway spent his final years in Ketchum and died there in 1961. The Hemingway Memorial, located in a grove of aspen and willow overlooking Trail Creek, features a bronze bust of the writer. Hemingway's gravesite, along with that of his wife, Mary, is located in the Ketchum Cemetery.

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