Ten fun facts about Idaho


Fact 1
Idaho is known as the “Gem State” and the people of this state are called Idahoans.

Fact 2
The largest city is this state is Boise. It has a land area of 205,671. The second largest city is Nampa with a land mass of 81,557.

Fact 3
An outdated and unenforced law in Pocatello, Idaho has an old law still on the books in 2013 that states that it is illegal for a person to walk on the streets without a smile on their face.


Fact 4
The oldest building in Idaho is the Cataldo Mission.

Fact 5
In the 1860’s the economy in Idaho revolved around the mining of gold.

Fact 6
One million acres of this state make up the Caribou National Forest. This forest was established in 1907 by Theodore Roosevelt.

Fact 7
There are a number of “ghost towns” in this state. The most famous are Silver City, the Sierra Silver Mine, and Gold Dredge.

Fact 8
The Idaho state flower is the “Syringa”. The state tree is the “White Pine”.

Fact 9
On March 3, 1863 the state of Idaho was established as a territory.

Fact 10
In this state there is a strange law on the books that states that no person can fish while they are riding on a camel’s back or a giraffe’s back.


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Short about Idaho
Is a state in the US located in the northwestern region.


Fast facts
Number of households
577,648
Population
1,595,590
Per capita income
$22,581
Life expectancy in number of years
79.5
Statehood
July 3, 1890
Capital
Boise
Largest city
Boise
Number of billionaires
0
State dance
Square Dance
State color
Red, Green, and Gold
State bird
Mountain bluebird
State mammal
Appaloosa horse
State fish
Cutthroat trout
State tree
Western White Pine
State flower
Syringa, mock orange

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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