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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Idaho

Idaho was admitted as the 43rd U.S. State of the Union on July 3, 1890. It was the last of the 50 states to be explored by whites.

The Seal of the Territory of Idaho was adopted in 1863, and redrawn several times before statehood in 1890. The state Great Seal was designed by Emma Edwards Green, the only woman to design a state seal.


Idaho's state motto is Esto perpetua, which is Latin for "Let it be forever".

Idaho got its name because Mining lobbyist George M. Willing proposed the name to Congress, claiming that it was Shoshone Indian for "Gem of the Mountain," when it was really just a made-up word that means nothing.

The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho became in 1951 the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.

Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961 in his Ketchum, Idaho home. He was interred in the Ketchum Cemetery.

Idaho's Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America. At a depth of 7,900 feet, it is even deeper than the Grand Canyon.

In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back.

There is a law in Idaho that states that a citizen is not permitted to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds

In Idaho walking along the street with a red-tipped cane is strictly prohibited.

Residents are called "Idahoans".

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