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    (July 3, 1890- )
    43rd state to join
    Lewis and Clark were the first white explorers to reach Idaho (1804-06)
    Nickname: Gem State
    Capital: Boise
    Size: 83,557 square miles (ranks 13th)
    Motto: Let It Be Forever
    Bird: Mountain Bluebird
    Flower: Syringa
    Tree: White Pine
    Song: Here We Have Idaho
    Originally part of Oregon Territory
    First White settlement in Idaho found in Franklin (June 15, 1860)
    The temperature ranges from -60ºF (January 16, 1943) to 118ºF (July 28, 1934).
    During the Gold Rush of Idaho, crime ran rampant in Idaho City. The Pioneer Cemetary has over 200 bodies, only 28 died of natural causes (1860's).
    It was not until 1868, after the formation of the Montana Territory (1864) and Wyoming Territory that Idaho got its permanent boundaries.
    The Great Idaho Fire destroyed 3 million acres of timber (September 10, 1910).
    FBI agents battled and killed militia's Randy Weaver in Idaho (1995).
    Headquarters of the Aryan Nation.
    Snake River runs through Idaho.
    Actress Lana Turner, Native Americans Sacajawea and Chief Joseph and poet Ezra Pound were born in Idaho
    The shortest river in the world, the Malad River is in Idaho.
    It was the setting for 'Napoleon Dynamite.'
    It is most famous for its potatoes.
    Idaho was claimed by Spain, Russia, Great Britain and the United States.
    British fur trader David Thompson built the first post in Idaho (1809).
    Britain dropped any claims to Idaho in the Treaty of 1846.
    Gold was discovered in Idaho (1861).
    Idaho elected the first Jewish governor, Moses Alexander (1914).
    Arco Idaho is first US city lit by nuclear power (July 17, 1955).
    It is the namesake for the movie 'My Own Private Idaho.'
    It has the world's largest reserve of phosphate.
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