Knievel jump draws daring back to site

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Five groups are hoping to make the jump that stymied daredevil Evel Knievel across the Snake River Canyon.

The Idaho Department of Lands is considering applications for a two-year lease on land near Twin Falls that includes the original mound of dirt Knievel used for his failed attempt to cross the canyon in 1974.

The winning bid will be chosen Sept. 27.

The lease requires an annual $25,000 rent plus a portion of revenue generated on the land. The applicants have to have the city of Twin Falls’ approval.


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