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On this day – Idaho became our 43rd State

July 3, 2022

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On July 3, 1890, Idaho was admitted into the Union as our 43rd state. A largely rural state with lots of wilderness area, Idaho is known for its potato crop as well as an abundance of gemstones. 72 different types of precious and semi-precious stones are found in the state.

Did you know? Western Idaho is home to the deepest river gorge in North America – Hell’s Canyon is nearly 2,000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon!

What’s in a name? Idaho’s name origins are uncertain. It has been suggested that it stems from a Native American word for “gem of the mountains” or “land of many waters.” Mining lobbyist George Willing also claimed to have made the word up.

Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, Thomas Moran, c.1875


July 3, 2022
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