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Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populated, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state’s largest city and capital is Boise. See the fact file below for more information about Idaho.
- Idaho is well-known for its potatoes, trout and precious stones as it is called the “Gem State” and “Potato Country”. The snowy mountains, deep valleys, lakes and rivers are popular in the state as it is bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and a small stretch of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The panhandle has emerald green hillsides, forested mountains and pristine lakes. Central Idaho is covered with jagged peaks and the southern part has irrigated farmlands from the Snake River Plain.
- Its history lies with its native tribes, the expedition of the first European-Americans Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1800s, and determined pioneers on the Oregon Trail. In the middle of the 1900s, Union and Confederate supporters alike fleeing the Civil War headed west to the state and Mormons flocked to the region to avoid persecution. Mormons still live in Idaho today.
- Idaho was carved from the territory in 1868 and was admitted as the 43rd state in 1890. In 1896, it became the fourth state to give women the right to vote. The state capitol was constructed between 1905 and 1920 and was the only capitol building in the nation to be heated by geothermal water from a source 3,000 feet below the ground. The water supply currently heats about 1.5 million square feet within the Capitol Mall complex.
Became a State
July 3, 1890 (43rd)
Pacific northwestern United States
83,570 sq. miles (14th)
Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello,Twin Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow
potatoes, barrel cheese, processed foods, lumber/wood products, paper products, silver, mining, tourism
continental climate – zero degrees to moderate to cold winters, hot and dry summers
averages 11 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Snake River, Clearwater River, Clark Fork River, Pend Oreille River, Boise River, Payette River, Salmon River
Most Famous Citizens
William Edgar Borah (public official, political leader)
John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (painter/sculptor)
M. Dudley Haywood (labor leader)
Ezra Pond (poet)
Sacajawea (Indian guide)
Dr. Jill Seaman (physician, humanitarian)
Bird – Mountain Bluebird
Flower – Syringa
Animal – Appaloosa
Tree – White Pine
Insect – Monarch Butterfly
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Idaho worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Idaho which is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populated, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state’s largest city and capital is Boise.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Idaho Facts
- Facts about Idaho
- The Trail of Lewis and Clark
- Idaho Ghost Towns
- The Gem State
- The State Seal
- Land of Many Waters
- It is FOREVER
- The Potato Country
- State Plate Design
- Famous Idahoans
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