Television was by far one of the most exciting inventions of the 20th century, and it turns out the world has Idaho to thank for it…sort of. The small town of Rigby, Idaho is considered the official birthplace of television, as it was here that inventor Philo T. Farnsworth came up with his idea of an electronic television system. Today, the small town proudly boasts its title on a welcome sign at the town’s entrance, and they even boast a museum where you can learn all about Philo and his contributions to bringing the electronic television to life.

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