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1943, July 5
Boise City has the distinction of being one of only three cities in the United States that was bombed during World War II, but quite probably the least known event. On this night about 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber from Dalhart Army Base dropped six bombs on Boise City. These were practice boms weighing about 100 pounds each with each containing four pounds os powder and the rest of the content of each bomb was sand. The remains of the result may still be seen today. Officials came to explain what happened the next day. The bomber had gone about 30 miles off course from a range near Conlen, Texas, when the pilot thought the street lights downtown were the lights of their target.

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