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Moscow is the seat of Latah County
. The city is situated on US 95 and is not far from Pullman Wash.
The town became known affectionately as "Paradise Valley", following settlement in 1871. The first store was opened on today's Main Street in 1875. Arrival of the railroad in 1885 spurred Moscow's growth. Incorporation followed in 1887.
Today Moscow, population 21,500 (est. 1998) is the agricultural hub of the Palouse, a rich wheat-growing area. It is also known as the Pea and Lentil Capital of the Nation. The lowest average minimum daily temperature here is 24.0 degrees and the highest is 84.3 degrees. The city is the home of the University of Idaho, which is the largest employer. Points of interest include the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, held in February on the campus, and the Appaloosa Horse Museum and National Registry.
There is also a Moscow Tennessee, as well as 25 other Moscows in the U.S.
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04/19 Coming to The area
Buttermilk Festival Kamiah ID April6 Learn to make butter the old fashioned way with a modern day twist, and then enjoy your creation on some fresh baked Dutch oven bread. Take in the pancake breakfast, Buttermilk Bowl bowling tournament, horse plop 50/50 raffle, variety of vendors and live music throughout the day.
Big Water Blowout River Festival Riggins ID June1 This is an action packed event with experienced outfitters and guides offering discounted raft trips. Come paddle huge class III and IV rapids and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the second deepest gorge in North America. Get your thrill-seeking in, as the boats go big in boat-munching waves with names like The Pencil Sharpener, The Pancake Wave, The Big Easy and The Haystack.
Pierce 1860 Days Celebration Pierce ID August2-4 Celebrating the founding of the First Gold Rush Town in Idaho! Fun for the whole family...live music, street dance, parade, games, costume contest, ATV Fun Run, Dutch Oven cooking, craft & food vendors, softball tournament, and more.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moscow ID February20-23 You'll see the best at this four day musical extravaganza in Moscow. The World's greatest jazz artists conduct workshops and clinic by day and perform in star studded concerts at night.