Council #2685 – Anniversary

Happy 94th Anniversary!

Council #2685 in Buhl, Idaho was founded on Wednesday, July 25, 1928.

Buhl is a city located on the old Oregon Trail in the western half of Twin Falls County, Idaho. The population was 4,122 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 3,985 in 2000.

U.S. Route 30 passes through Buhl, along the scenic Thousand Springs Scenic Byway from Twin Falls to Bliss. Known as the “Trout Capital of the World,” Buhl is the location of numerous hatcheries in the immediate surrounding area, which produce a majority of the rainbow trout consumed in the United States.Clear Springs Foods, located just north of Buhl, processes over 20 million pounds of rainbow trout each year, making it the world’s largest producer.

1928 Data

PopePope Pius XI
PresidentCalvin Coolidge
Super BowlN/A
World SeriesNew York Yankees
Stanley CupNew York Rangers
NCAA FootballGeorgia Tech (10-0)
Best PictureWings
#1 SongT for Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)
Federal Spending$2.96 billion – $6.82 trillion (2021)
Unemployment4.2%
Gallon of Gas$0.21
Oldsmobile, 2 door sedan$925.00
Daily Newspaper$0.02
1st Class Stamp$0.02
Eggs$0.42 / dozen

What Happened in 1928

  • March 21 – Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
  • Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.
  • May 15 – The cartoon star Mickey Mouse appears on November 18 in Steamboat Willie, an animated 1928 short film produced by Walt Disney.
  • July 7 – The first machine-sliced, machine-wrapped loaf of bread is sold in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder’s technology.
  • October 9 – The New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0, to win their 3rd World Series Title.
  • October 12 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston.
  • November 18  -Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first with sound.
  • General Electric introduces a television set with a 3″ X 4″ screen. Today you can easily buy an 86″ TV (76″ x 46″).
The #1 Song in 1928
1928 Best Picture (Trailer)
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