Thursday, May 26

Facts about Idaho


What do you know about Idaho?

Are you ready to learn some cool facts about Idaho? Joey and Jinger love learning facts about the different states. They would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Hawaii. This week we are posting cool facts about Idaho.

Did you know that Idaho was the 43rd state to join the union? Yes, that is correct. Idaho officially joined the union on July 3, 1890! Idaho is located in the Northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is bordered by five (5) states: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Idaho is the fourteenth (14th) largest state in the United States. Idaho is one of the biggest states. There are about 1,900,920 people living in Idaho.


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Facts about Idaho:

1. A few things Idaho is known for are its potatoes, beautiful mountains, mining gems, and their beautiful wilderness. The nicknames for the state of Idaho are: The Gem State, The Gem of the Mountains, and The Potato State. The Gem State is Idaho’s official nickname. The Gem State became Idaho’s official nickname in 1863/1967. The Idaho state motto is Esto perpetua. The motto means let it be perpetual. The abbreviation for Idaho is ID.

2. The capital of Idaho is Boise. Boise officially became the capital of Idaho on December 24, 1864, long before Idaho joined the union. Boise has a population of around 228,057 people.

3. The Idahoan state bird is the Mountain bluebird. The Mountain bluebird was chosen as the state bird in 1931. The Idahoan male Mountain bluebird is a beautiful blue color with white on its underneath. The female Mountain bluebird is grayish brown in color with blue streaks on its wings.

4. The Idahoan official state flower is the Syringa. The Syringa is a flower that grows on shrubs. The shrubs can be short or tall. The Syringa starts blooming during the late spring months. The Syringa can be found growing all over the state. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Idahoan Syringa became Idaho’s official state flower in 1931.

5. The first flag Idaho used was on March 12, 1907. The flag was modified over the years.

6. Some crops that are grown in Idaho are: barley, corn, mint, onions, potatoes, and wheat.

7. A few places to visit in Idaho are: The Shoshone Falls Park, Sandpoint, and Lava Hot Springs.

8. Some of the animals that live in Idaho the Bison, Coyotes, Grizzly bear, Mountain lions, Rattlesnakes, wildcats, and wolverines.  

9. Idaho can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Idaho was 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Orofino, on July 28, 1934. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Idaho was -60 degrees (60 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Island Park Dam on January 18, 1943.

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Books about Idaho:

1. Good Night Idaho by Adam Gamble

2. Let's Count Idaho: Numbers and Colors in the Gem State by Stephanie Miles

3. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet by Stan Steiner

4. My First Book About Idaho! by Carole Marsh

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