History and Genealogy
Area: 83574 sq.mi
Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Constitution: 43rd State
Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, potatoes, dairy products, wheat, sugar beets, barley.
Industry: Food processing, lumber and wood products, machinery, chemical products,
paper products, silver and other mining, tourism.
Flower: Syringa - Mock Orange
Largest City: Boise
Motto: Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual)
Nickname: Gem State
Origin of state's name: Idaho is a coined or invented word, and is not a
derivation of an Indian phrase "E Dah Hoe (How)" supposedly meaning "gem of
Song: Here We Have Idaho
Topography: Image Snake River plains in the south, central region of
mountains, canyons gorges; subalpine northern region.
Tree: Western White Pine
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