Caldwell, city (1990 pop. 18,400), seat of Canyon co., SW Idaho, on the Boise River; inc. 1890. On the site of an Oregon Trail camping ground, the city is a major processing and distribution center for an agricultural and livestock area. Transportation equipment and wood products are manufactured. Caldwell is the seat of Albertson College of Idaho.
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