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Star lover
August 13th, 2018, 07:30 AM
Some Interesting Facts About Idaho:

The state of Idaho was named after the Indian word 'ídaahę́' (meaning "the Land of many Waters").

Idaho is called the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found in the state of Idaho. More than 72 different precious and semi-precious gemstones are mined from Idaho.

The Cataldo mission is the oldest building in the state.

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American Falls is unique from most communities because the entire town was moved in the mid-1920s when the original American Falls Dam was constructed.

Elk River is the home of the Idaho Champion Western Red Cedar Tree, the largest tree in the state. Estimated to be over 3000 years old this giant is more than 18 feet in diameter and stands 177 feet tall.

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Perched at 9,500 feet on Trinity Mountain is the highest fire lookout in the Boise National Forest.

In Idaho law forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

In Idaho it’s illegal to fish while sitting on the back of a camel or a giraffe.

Grangeville is located in north central Idaho. The community is considered the getaway to five wilderness areas and four national forests totaling 5 1/2 million acres. The total is second only to Alaska in designated wilderness area.

The Lewis & Clark Highway (United State Highway 12) is the shortest route from the midwest to the Pacific Coast and the longest highway within a national forest in the nation.

The elevation of Cambridge is 2,650 feet above sea level with the surrounding mountains reaching elevations around 8000 feet and plummeting to around 1500 feet in Hells Canyon.

The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860s.

Idaho's most famous crop (the potato) isn't native to the area. The first potato in America was actually planted in New Hampshire, in 1719. A missionary named Henry Harmon Spalding brought the potato to Lapwai, Idaho, in 1836 to teach the Nez Perce tribe how to grow their own food. They were the first to cultivate and sell spuds in the area.

Bruneau Dunes State Park contains North America's tallest single structured sand dune. It stands 470 feet high.

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Bruneau Canyon Overlook offers a view into a 1,200 foot-deep, 800-foot-wide river canyon.

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The Kamiah Valley is rich in the heritage and legends of the Nez Perce. It was here, among the ancestors of the present day Nez Perce, the Appaloosa horse was first bred, primarily for use as a war animal.

On August 8, 1905, Kimberly auctioned city lots for prices ranging from $100 to $750.

Idaho's world famous hot springs are located in Lava Hot Springs.

At 7,993 feet, Hell's Canyon is the deepest river gorge in America. (Grand Canyon of Arizona is only about 6,000 feet deep).

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Shoshone Falls, The Niagara of the West, spills over a 212-foot drop near Twin Falls.

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Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagles, hawks, and falcons.

Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.

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The Treasure Valley area around Nampa is known as Idaho's Banana Belt.

Saint Stanislaus Church, in Rathdrum, is the oldest brick church in the state of Idaho.

Rigby is known as the birthplace of television since it is Philo T. Farnsworth's hometown. Farnsworth pioneered television technology.

Under Idaho law only two forms of city government are allowed: a mayor/councilor or a council/manager form.

President Theodore Roosevelt established the Caribou National Forest in 1907. The area now covers more than 1 million acres in southeast Idaho.

Idaho ghost towns include Silver City, Yankee Fork, Gold Dredge, and the Sierra Silver Mine.

Sawtooth Mountain/Sawtooth National Recreational Area was named for its jagged profile.

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Seven Devils' Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, Includes Heaven's Gate Lookout, where sightseers can look into four states.

grammaterry
August 13th, 2018, 09:47 AM
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