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1 My State Report is on: Idaho
Idaho is a Rocky Mountain state of the United States with exciting scenery and enormous natural resources. Idaho has towering, snow-capped mountain ranges, swirling white rapids, peaceful lakes, and steep canyons. The canyons of Idaho's Snake River include Hells Canyon, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon. Shoshone Falls, on the Snake River, plunges down rugged cliffs from a height greater than that of Niagara Falls. Among the mountains in the northern part of the state lies quiet Lake Pend Oreille, one of the world's most beautiful lakes. Boise, which is in the southwestern part of the state, is the capital and the largest city of Idaho.

2 My State is: Idaho Admission to Statehood: July 3, 1890
Capital City: Boise Border States: Montana   Nevada   Oregon   Utah   Washington   Wyoming Region: Northwest Other States in the Same Region:       Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Wyoming

3 Idaho is Located: Land Regions: The Rocky Mountains Region
Major Cities:  Nampa  Pocatello  Idaho Falls  Meridian  Twin Falls  Lewiston  Caldwell  Moscow  Rexburg  Post Falls Land Regions: The Rocky Mountains Region The Columbia Plateau The Basin and Range Region

4 Idaho is Famous for Many Things:
The Idaho potato is known around the globe, and two thirds of all the processed potatoes produced in the United States are grown in Idaho. The major agricultural region is in southern Idaho in the Snake River area. Idaho has the greatest stand of white pine trees in the country. And the state is first in the country in production of silver. In addition to silver mining, gold, lead, zinc, and copper are all produced in Idaho.

5 Idaho’s Main Rivers & Lakes:
Snake River in the Grand Teton National Park near Idaho Falls Snake River near Twin Falls

6 Idaho’s Mountains: The Rocky Mountains form the state's largest land region. The mountains cover the Idaho Panhandle (the northern tip of Idaho between Washington and Montana), the area east and north of the Columbia Plateau, and a strip along the Idaho-Wyoming border. The Rocky Mountains region has great timber supplies and the state's most important mining areas. Mountains: Idaho has about 50 mountain peaks that rise above 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). Borah Peak, the state's highest mountain, towers 12,662 feet (3,859 meters) northwest of Mackay. The great Bitterroot Range lies on the Idaho-Montana border. Highways cross these mountains through passes from 5,000 to 7,000 feet (1,500 to 2,100 meters) high. The Seven Devils Mountains rise on the Oregon border. The Sawtooth Mountains The Teton Mountains

7 Historically, Idaho is Famous for:
Idaho has one of the most colorful histories of any of the states. Prospectors discovered gold in Idaho during the 1860's. Thousands of miners then poured into the region hoping to strike it rich. Farmers and ranchers came after the miners. As the mines in the area were worked out, many of the miners moved on to other areas. But the farmers and ranchers stayed—and built a state. Idaho Fire Opal – From Mines in Idaho Idaho Star Opal – From Mines in Idaho

8 Reasons to Visit Idaho:
The St. Joe River, which empties into Coeur d'Alene Lake, is the world's highest commercially navigable river. The St. Joe is navigable for about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of the lake. The river flows more than 2,100 feet (630 meters) above sea level. The Longest Main Street in the United States is located in Island Park. The street runs 33 miles (53 kilometers) through the village, which consists mainly of a long stretch of resorts that became incorporated into one town. Crystal Ice Cave, near American Falls, has a frozen river, frozen waterfall, and other beautiful formations of ice and stone. The cave is located 160 feet (49 meters) below the lava beds of the Columbia Plateau region. Some of the ice formations in the cave are hundreds of years old. While the temperature aboveground may reach 95 to 97 °F. (35 to 36 °C), the temperature in the ice cave remains at 32 °F. (0 °C) throughout the year. Lava Hot Springs is the home of world-famous hot springs. More than 6 million gallons (23 million liters) of steaming mineral water pour out of the springs each day. The Big Wood River has been called the upside down river. In one stretch, the river is about 100 feet (30 meters) deep and 4 feet (1.2 meters) wide, while a nearby section of the river is about 100 feet (30 meters) wide and 4 feet (1.2 meters) deep.

9 Idaho’s Weather: Record High Temperature: 118 °F (48 °C) at Orofino on July 28, 1934. Record Low Temperature: –60 °F –51 °C) at Island Park Dam on Jan. 18, 1943. Average Yearly Precipitation: 19 in (48 cm). Average January Temperatures in Idaho: 23 °F (-5 °C). Average July Temperatures in Idaho: 67 °F (19 °C).

10 A Song or Poem about Idaho:
Here We Have Idaho Written by McKinley Helm & Albert J. Tompkins Composed by Sallie Hume-Douglas You've heard of the wonders our land does possess, It's beautiful valleys and hills, The majestic forests where nature abounds, We love every nook and rill. chorus And here we have Idaho Winning her way to fame. Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze, and romance lies in her name. Singing, we're singing of you, Ah, proudly too, All our lives thru, we'll go Singing, singing of you, Singing of Idaho. There's truly one state in this great land of ours Where ideals can be realized. The pioneers made it so for you and me, A legacy we'll always prize.

11 Idaho’s State Flag: Idaho's state flag was first adopted in 1907, and bears the state seal on a blue background. The women represents liberty, justice and equality. The man is a miner. The pictures on the shield represent the main industries of forestry, farming and mining. The cornucopias, or horn of plenty are symbols of abundance. The elks head represents wildlife. Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual). The words "State of Idaho" are embroidered in with block letters, two inches in height on a red band three inches in width by twenty-nine inches in length, the band being in gold and placed about eight and one-half inches from the lower border of fringe and parallel with the same.

12 Three of Idaho’s Resources:
Most of Idaho's workers are employed in service industries, which include education, recreation, and retail trade. Spending by tourists benefits many service industries. Idaho also has an important mining industry. The state's leading mineral products include silver, phosphate rock, and gold. Agriculture: beef cattle, potatoes, milk, wheat, grass seed, sugar beets. Manufacturing: computer and electronic equipment, food products, wood products. Mining: phosphate rock, silver, sand and gravel.

13 Idaho’s State Flower:

14 Idaho’s State Bird:

15 Idaho’s State Tree:

16 A Postal Stamp from Idaho:

17 Idaho’s License Plates:

18 Idaho’s State Seal: The Idaho State seal was first adopted in 1891.
The woman holding the scales and a spear symbolizes justice, liberty, and equality. The miner represents Idaho's mineral resources. The elk's head stands for wildlife and the pine tree for the state's forests. A sheaf of grain symbolizes agriculture. The seal was updated in 1957.

19 Idaho is Perfect for Year-Round Sports!
Slogan: Idaho is Perfect for Year-Round Sports! The name Idaho was first suggested in 1860 for the area that became the Colorado Territory in But the name was rejected because it was not an Indian word. In 1863, the name was chosen for the territory that included what is now the state of Idaho. The popular name of Idaho is the Gem State.

20 Travel Log: I traveled _______ miles to my state from Idaho.
My favorite meal was: Chicken Fried Steak with Twice Baked Potatoes. My favorite sites were: Shoshone Ice Caves Craters of the Moon National Monument

21 Things to Pack:

22 Postcard: Dear Friend, Idaho is exciting to explore! Shoshone Falls is an amazing site to see when the water is flowing. It is considered the Niagara of the West. The height of the Falls is 212 Feet. It is on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho. Crazy people, called base jumpers, jump off of the Perrine Bridge. How nuts! Wish you were here! See you soon, Your Friend

23 Posters of Evil Knievel
Souvenir: Posters of Evil Knievel In 1971, Knievel realized that the United States government would never allow him to jump the Grand Canyon. To keep his fans interested, Knievel considered several other stunts that might match the publicity that would have been generated by jumping the canyon. Ideas included: jumping across the Mississippi River, jumping from one skyscraper to another in New York City and jumping over the Houston Astrodome. While flying back to Butte from a performance tour, Knievel looked out the window and saw the Snake River Canyon. After finding a location near Twin Falls, Idaho that was both wide enough, deep enough and on private property, Knievel leased 300 acres (1.2 km²) for $35,000 to stage his jump. He set the date for Labor Day, He failed… The mound of dirt he used is still on the site near the edge of the canyon in Twin Falls.

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