Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and according to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the city’s population was over 58,000. Council Bluffs is actually several decades older than its neighbor, Omaha (contrary to popular belief). Omaha was actually founded by several businessmen from Council Bluffs in 1854.


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Council Bluffs was named after the 1804 meeting between Lewis and Clark and the Otoe tribe, though the area remained a small settlement until 1839, when it was formally founded and was transformed by the California Gold Rush in 1848. It turned into a railroad town after much of the Mormon population left for Utah in 1852 and as such the expanded rapidly.

During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 85 degrees during the day, with overnight lows typically dropping down to around 64 degrees overnight. During the winter, however, temperatures hit around 34 degrees during the day, with lows often dropping to around 14 degrees overnight, though lows in the single digits isn’t uncommon.

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