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City Location
Located where the Snake and Clearwater Rivers meet, sister city to Clarkston in Washington, Lewiston, Idaho is rich with cultural and natural resources sure to please the outdoor enthusiast and historical adventurer alike.


Lewiston History
A city which has now grown to a population of 31,028, when Lewis and Clark first visited these lands made home by the Nez Perce tribe they called it "paradise". In that respect not much has changed since those early days as Lewiston and its surrounding area still holds true to its wondrous beginnings. Warm coastal air pours through river valleys providing an ideal climate for wildlife and residents both. The summers stay mild, usually in the low 90’s and the winter temperatures in the 40’s are rarely harsh, making a great environment for many activities year round.

Founded in 1860, named for Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition, Lewiston is Idaho’s only seaport as well as its oldest city. In 1863 Lewiston was made the state capital of Idaho, a title which it retained for only a few years until the capital was moved to where it resides today in Boise.



Lewis & Clark College
Lewiston is also home to the Lewis-Clark State College. Originally established in 1893 under the name Lewis-Clark State Normal School as a teacher training institution the college today provides professional, arts, and science baccalaureate degree programs and excellent vocational and technical programs as well.


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