The greater Idaho facts

Dated: November 10 2022

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Interesting Fact for the day: Idaho!

Here's a few things to mull over about the state.……

Boise means "the trees" in French, since the earliest fur trappers, being French-Canadians, exclaimed the phrase with joy upon finding the spot with a great river.

The state motto is "Esto Perpetua", which means "It is forever".

Idaho has more miles of rivers than any other state at 3,100 miles. Also, the Salmon River is the longest free-flowing river that heads and flows within a single state

Idaho has a state horse, the Appaloosa, and state fish, the prized cutthroat trout. It also has a state fruit...the huckleberry! 

The Center of the Universe is found there, in Wallace, population 800. Even has a manhole cover marking the exact spot.

It's called the Gem State because of the 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones found here, including possibly the largest diamond ever found in the US!

One of the world's rare blue football fields can be found at BSU, nicknamed the Smurf Turf.

The first alpine chairlift was used in Sun Valley, and in 1936 the fee was 25 cents per ride. 

Idaho's Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the US, deeper even than the Grand Canyon. And Shoshone Falls near Twin Falls drops 52 feet farther than Niagara Falls. 

And Idaho has the largest hops farm in the world, Elk Mountain Farms, which grows its crop for Anheuser-Busch.

There’s a lot to love and admire about this place I now call home. Article by Salmon river chamber of commerce 


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