Random Interesting Facts About Idaho State – People
Sarah Palin may be one of the most famous people of Alaska, but she was actually born in Sandpoint, ID.
The grocery store chain Albertson’s was founded by the Idahoan Joseph “Joe” Albertson. According to wikipedia, Joseph “Joe” Albertson was “credited as being one of the pioneers of the complete one-stop, self-service supermarket concept.”
Idahoans were once called Fortune Seekers because of all the people who moved there to mine silver or gold.
Mining lobbyist George M. Willing made up its name. Although, when George M. Willing suggested the name he told people that it was a Shoshone Indian word meaning “Gem of the Mountains”.
Other interesting famous people include the Indian guide Sacajawea, the poet Ezra Pound, and the actress Lana Turner.
Random Interesting Facts About Idaho State – Basic Facts
It is one of the eight rocky mountain states along with Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
It is known as “the Gem state” and “the Spud state”. A couple of arguably lesser known but interesting nicknames are “Gem of the Mountains” and “Little Ida”.
Boise is its capital.
Most people probably know that its state vegetable is the potato, but did you know that its state fruit is the huckleberry?
Its motto is “Esto Perpetua”. Some people translate the motto as “it is forever” and some people translate the motto as “may it be forever”.
Random Interesting Facts About Idaho State – Places and Geography
Boise is not just the capital, but did you know Boise is also the largest ID city?
The deepest gorge in the United States is its Hell’s Canyon. It is 7900 feet deep.
The largest man-made geyser is in Soda Springs, ID.
The town of Rigby, ID is referred to as the birthplace of television.
A few random interesting city names: Lava Hot Springs, Elk City, Horseshoe Bend, Kooskia, Moscow, Soda Springs.
You can see four states from Heaven’s Gate Lookout located at the Seven Devils’ Peaks mountain range.
Random Interesting Facts About Idaho State – History
In 1890, it became the 43rd state admitted to the union.
The town of American Falls was moved during the 1920s.
The lowest temperature recorded was -61 Fahrenheit on Jan 16, 1943.
Random Interesting Facts About Idaho State – Strange Facts
It is against the law to give an Idahoan a box candy which weighs more than fifty pounds.
The world’s largest potato chip is in Blackfoot, ID at the Idaho Potato Museum. The potato chip is said to resemble a Pringle and is 25 inches by 14 inches.
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