I.B. Perrine To Be Honored by the Idaho Hall of Fame
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A huge award for a well–known family in the Magic Valley is happening on Saturday.
Twin Falls founder, rancher and innovator, I.B. Perrine, will be honored by the Idaho Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will take place during the Perrine Bridge Festival.
As Randy Perrine looks at his great grandfather's statute, he thinks back on history.
"You can't bring back history, but you can sure relate to it. A lot of people when they hear my name, they say so they named the bridge after you? No, they did not, they named it after my great–grandfather,” said Randy Perrine, I.B. Perrine’s Great Grandson.
I.B. Perrine was originally from Jerome County. He founded Twin Falls and many other towns in the Magic Valley.
Because of these accomplishments, he'll be inducted into an elite group of 100 individuals and businesses that have been recognized since the Idaho Hall of Fame started in 1995.
"I.B. Perrine will be recognized for everything on the North and South sides. Jerome County will get a Hall of Famer,” said Randy Perrine.
Not only is the bridge a method of transportation over the snake river canyon but it is one of the only places in the world B.A.S.E jumpers can jump all year around without a permit.
"It brings a lot of revenue. People come from nationwide and worldwide. Twin Falls is being put on the map. One of these days Twin Falls and Jerome Counties will combine and will do well from it,” said Randy Perrine.
From bridge jumping to irrigation to golf opportunities, it all revolves around I.B. Perrine.
For Randy, it's a legacy he's happy to share.
Anyone can participate in the festivities. The ceremony to honor I.B. Perrine is on Saturday at the Buzz Langdon Visitor Center at 10 am.