Fruitland Incorporates In 1948

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From "200 Years in the Making"
Highlighting Malheur, Payette, Washington, Owyhee and Baker County History in Idaho
Malheur Publishing Co. (Publishers of the Daily Argus Observer)
Bicentennial Edition, 1976, Page 1870

While the community of Fruitland has been in existence since before the turn of the century, it did not become an incorporated village until March 29, 1948.

The first trustees of the village were sworn into office March 31, 1948. They were Earl S. Secoy, Cody Lyon, Ben W. Grover, A. H. Heap and T. H. Beckwith.

Beckwith was chairman of the trustees, Francis Violett served as city treasurer and W. R. McClure was the first city attorney.

The census of Fruitland in July 1948 was 621. The count was taken by Trustee Lyon.

Fruitland was classified as a city by Idaho law and its population in 1970 was 1,576.

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