Rigby, Idaho

Day 656

     Rigby was founded by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1884 and incorporated in 1903. The community was named after William F. Rigby, a prominent early settler and member of the Church.

     Rigby is most famous for being the “birthplace of television”, a title the city can attribute to a high school student named Philo Taylor Farnsworth. 

     Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906, to a Mormon couple then living in a place called Indian Creek, Utah. In 1918, the family moved to a relative’s 240-acre ranch outside of Rigby, Idaho. It was here, while attending Rigby Highs School, that Philo (who names their son Philo?) drew up his first blue-prints of a television.

     If you can remember ALL these TV shows, you are REALLY old:

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