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Austin B., Daniel Y., Alaina B..  Idaho’s nickname is The Gem State.  It’s in the North West region. Nickname and Region in the US.

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1 Austin B., Daniel Y., Alaina B.

2  Idaho’s nickname is The Gem State.  It’s in the North West region. Nickname and Region in the US.

3 Capital City, Major Cities and Population  The capital of Idaho is Boise.  Three major cities in Idaho are Nampa, Meridian, and Idaho Falls.  The population of Idaho is 1,567,582 people.

4  Idaho’s State Flag:  The State Bird is the Mountain Blue bird.  The State tree is the Western Pine.

5 Government The current governor is C.L. “Butch” Otter The current senators are Michael Crapo, Jenna Risch.

6 Borders and Geography The borders of Idaho are Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. Idaho is a Rocky Mountain State with beautiful scenery.

7 Agriculture and Farming Idaho is good for farming because they have fertile soil, rich mineral deposits, thick forests, and great water supplies.

8  Statehood: In 1807 Canadian David Thompson established a trading post near Lake Pend.  In 1860 gold was discovered in Northern Idaho.  In 1874 the first railroad arrived in Idaho.  In 1890, Idaho became the 43 rd state.

9 Colleges/Universities and Places to Visit.  Two colleges are College of Idaho, located in the city of Caldwell and Idaho State University, located in the city of Pocatello.  One place to visit in Idaho is Ghost Town. Ghost Town one bustled with activity but were abandoned after miners had worked out the nearby veins of gold and silver.  Idaho's capital Boise has numerous event, parks, and many museums. For example, there is the Idaho State House, The Basque Museum, and The Cultural Center.

10 ADDITIONAL FACTS  Boise state house is heated by hot springs  Lewiston is a port city. Ships go down The Snake and Columbian Rivers.  The first dutiful Mormons was sent by Brigham Young into Idaho.  In the early 1860s angry and sometimes starving Indians attacked wagon trains and stole horses.  The overwhelming majority of Idahoans are white, native-born Americans of European ancestry.  Huge granite rocks pierce the landscape at the Silent City of rocks near Almo.

11  Fradin, Dennis, Brindell From Sea to Shining Sea; Idaho, Childrens Press Chicago, copyright  Johansen H & Hatzenbuhler, RL 2013,”Idaho’’ World Book Student.


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