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Idaho Printables

 

Idaho Color-me State Quarter

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Mountain Bluebird - wherethebirdsare.com

Idaho State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

 

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Idaho State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

 

Top Five Facts

 

1. ) Idaho has 3,100 miles of river – more than any other state.

2. ) Idaho’s Hells Canyon, at 7,900 feet, is the deepest river gorge in the nation.

3. ) 40% of Idaho’s population lives in or around Boise, the state capital.

4. ) Idaho is the nation’s leading producer of potatoes.

5. ) Idaho’s Soda Springs is the world’s largest man-made (captive) geyser. It has been programmed to shoot water into the air about once each hour.

 

Idaho in History

 

1803: The US buys the Louisiana territories, which includes parts of modern-day Idaho.

1805: Lewis and Clark enter what is now Idaho at Lemhi pass and cross the Bitterroot Mountains with help from the Nez Perce Indians.

1810: Fort Henry is built. It is the first fur post west of the Rocky Mountains.

1822: William Ashley organizes the Rocky Mountain Fur Company.

1834: Forts Laramie, Boise and Hall are created as supply posts serving westward-bound explorers.

1836: Henry H. Spalding creates Idaho’s first school, first irrigation system and plants first potatoes.

1843: First Oregon trail wagons cross Idaho.

1848-1853: Cataldo Mission, Idaho’s oldest building, is constructed at Coeur D’ Alene by Catholic Missionaries.

1860: Franklin is founded as the first town in Idaho by Mormons who thought they were in Utah Territory.

1863: President Lincoln signs an act creating the Idaho Territory from parts of the Washington and Dakota Territories

1864: Boise is incorporated as a city and becomes the capital of the Idaho Territory.

1890: President Benjamin Harrison admits Idaho as the 43rd state.

1905: The completion of Milner Dam on the Snake River gives rise to many agricultural communities in southern Idaho such as Nampa and Twin Falls.

1920: State Capitol building is completed

1930-1940: Basque immigrants (French and Spanish descent) settle in Boise, making it one of the largest centers of Basque culture in America.

1936: Sun Valley Ski resort opens.


More about Idaho in History

 

Louisiana Purchase

Idaho became part of the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Click above to learn why it is sometimes called the "greatest real estate deal in history."

   
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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.

   

Oregon Trail | California Trail

Settlers on the Oregon and California trails crossed Idaho during their migrations to the west coast. Learn all about the trails and the important stopping points in Idaho by clicking above.

   
 

Idaho People

 
 

Sacagawea

 

Idaho in Detail

 
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Boise State Capitol Building – By JSquishOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22836192
 

Boise

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Rocky Mountains

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Selected Idaho Video – Idaho Wilderness