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Idaho Printables

 

Idaho Color-me State Symbols

Idaho Color-me State Quarter

Idaho Printable Blank Map

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Idaho Printable Fact Sheet

Idaho Printable Scavenger Hunt

Western States Label Me Map

 

Idaho Online Extras

 

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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