Idaho Trivia

So, you’ve purchased Idaho real estate.  Whether you’ve decided to make your new home in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, or somewhere else in the great state, you’re on your way and you’ll soon call Idaho your new home.  But what do you really know about it?  Below are some fun facts that you probably never knew about Idaho.

Idaho State Seal

Basic State Facts: 

  • State Flower: Syringa
  • State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
  • State Tree: Western White Pine
  • State Horse: Appaloosa
  • State Fruit: Wild Huckleberry
  • State Fish: Cutthroat Trout
  • State Gem: Star Garnet
  • State Dance: Square Dance
  • State Motto: “Esto Perpetua,” which means “It is perpetual.” 
    • The Cataldo mission in North Idaho is the oldest building in the state.
    • BYU-Idaho is located in Rexburg, a 4-year institution associated with the LDS church.
    • The highest fire lookout in the Boise National Forest stands at 9,500 feet on Trinity Mountain.
    • The city of Grace in the Gem Valley is most famous for their certified seed potatoes.
    • The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860s. It was once the largest town in the Pacific Northwest
    • Bruneau Canyon Overlook offers a view into a 1,200 foot-deep, 800-foot-wide river canyon.
    • Idaho's world famous hot springs are located in Lava Hot Springs.

Snake River Valley, Idaho

  • Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in America, deeper than the Grand Canyon.
  • Shoshone Falls, The Niagara of the West, spills over a 212-foot drop near Twin Falls.
  • Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagles, hawks, and falcons.  It’s a bird lover’s paradise!
  • Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.
  • Rigby, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth's hometown, is known as the birthplace of television.
  • Sun Valley was created in 1936 as America's first destination ski resort.
  • Idaho's best mining era towns include Silver City, Idaho City & Custer.

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Kevin Hughes

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